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Jeremy Corbyn British labour party politician

It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket. This could include taking longer routes to work, having self-imposed curfews or avoiding certain means of transport. My intention would be to make public transport safer for everyone from the train platfo... See More
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Chris Williamson Labour MP

I'm not saying we should go down this road at all, I'm merely suggesting that we consult on it. [It is about being able to offer] that safe space for people if they wanted it

Metro Newspaper UK British Newspaper

One in four of us think that having women-only carriages is a good idea, according to a YouGov poll of nearly 3,000 people. The poll also found that more women than men think the idea is sensible.
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Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn German rail operator

Women-only carriages are used frequently in countries such as Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt and Indonesia in an attempt to prevent sexual assaults.


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Laura Bates Documenting experiences of sexism,harassment and assault to show how bad the problem is &creat

[I would] never suggest segregation is the answer. It has to be about sending a clear message that this issue, which is already so normalised in our society, can be further normalised by the idea that women should simply go somewhere else
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stellacreasy British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament

Can we make all carriages safe for all passengers rather than restricting where we can go? [It] doesn't keep women safe to restrict their movements - it normalises attacks. We need to be clear they [the attackers] are problem, not women's seating plans.
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Jess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

[It is an] absolutely terrible idea. Also, men should be incredibly annoyed by [the] suggestion they can't control themselves.
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Andrew Adonis Labour's former Transport Secretary

Women would find grossly insulting the idea that they would be herded into separate carriages when the point at issue is a very tiny number of men who don't behave properly.
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EVAW Coalition Campaign group End Violence Against Women

And what happens when a woman doesn't opt to use a segregated carriage - is she somehow to blame if she is then attacked?

Catherine Mayer Women's Equality Party founder

Women-only carriages are not a good idea

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