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A train operator in Germany is a women and children only service on its trains. The initiative for the segregated carriages is an attempt to help women safer. There will two specialised compartments on all of the company's trains that between the cities of Leipzig and Chemnitz. The carriages will located next to the one in which the train conductor situated. The new carriages are quite a stir in Germany. Some people on social media are the move is a reaction to an increase in reported incidents of sexual harassment and assault in Germany. Rail executives this is not the case, but is instead a new policy at increasing security for women and children.

The use of women-only carriages on trains not new. There have dedicated cars on trains in many other countries for decades. In Japan, such carriages first introduced in 1912. Last year there was a call from Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition party to the government in Britain, to re-introduce such carriages. British trains used to 'Ladies Only' carriages up until 1977. Mr Corbyn's comments in a backlash from female politicians. His colleague Yvette Cooper that while sexual harassment and violence against women was a serious issue, women-only carriages not the answer. Cooper the move would , "turning the clock back and not the problem".

 
 

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