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Women Unsafe When Commuting

A recent survey by Remote showed that 88% of women in the United Kingdom want more flexible working options in order to avoid commuting during dark hours. A majority (88%) of women expressed a desire for more flexible working options so they can commute in daylight during the winter, according to a new survey by Remote. Nearly half (47%) of respondents said they feel uneasy commuting in the dark, 40% said they felt vulnerable, 32% unsafe and 27% were worried about it. Nadia Vatalidis, vice president of people at payroll provider Remote, said the findings about women’s feelings travelling to and from work were upsetting. “It’s deeply saddening to see that so many women in our survey have a shared experience of feeling uneasy or frightened doing something as ordinary as walking or travelling home from work”, Vatali said.

The findings of Remote’s survey were based on the opinions of 1,008 women working in the UK and was conducted in November-December 2022.

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