The main transport applications in the country carry out campaigns during Carnival to combat sexual abuse and raise awareness among revelers. They range from free rides to women's police stations to messaging at bus stops and on social media.
One of them is 99, which, for the first time, will subsidize rides of up to R$ 20 for victims of abuse to travel women police stations in the country. The campaign will take place between the 21st and the 26th, with a limit of 3,000 rides.
The company also supports the Anjos do Carnaval, an initiative to prevent harassment cases in the street carnival. It also has a driver comment tracker that helps to detect abuse cases.
Uber this week launched a campaign against sexual abuse and discrimination against minorities, which will run until early March. It consists of disseminating messages on bus stops and on social media that reinforce that the platform does not tolerate such behaviors.
Cabify says that it will send messages to registered passengers to remind people of the security features it offers. Among them, real-time route sharing and the possibility to call the police directly.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon