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IKWE puts women’s needs first on the road in Winnipeg – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201880 Views

March 12, 2018

No one wants to be the next Tina Fontaine.

That’s why Jocelyn Friesen is becoming a volunteer driver for IKWE Safe Ride.

The woman-only ridesharing service has been operating in Winnipeg for two years as an alternative to taxis.

“Everybody’s heard about Tina Fontaine,” said Friesen, who described why she can’t wait to start helping Indigenous girls and women get where they need to go safely.

“We have to stop it somewhere.”

IKWE is operated by volunteer drivers who donate a minimum of four hours per week. They use their own vehicles and book rides and fare donations via a Facebook page.

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