Secondly, having women porters would involve improvement of working conditions for porters in general.
An recent article exposing the working conditions of porters has been published recently. The logical conclusion to which one draws from that piece is that women porters would not be able to work under such abuse. Also, it would be more difficult for tour operators to hide their bad practices, as tourists would show more solidarity towards women if they saw women working in such conditions.
Consequently, all of it would force tour operators to change these things due to the outright anger and pressure coming from their clients.
Studies have shown that if women are working, communities prosper.
It doesn’t make the community rely on men to work, it also upskills the women and gives them independence and financial freedom. All of which will assist in bringing down the brutal statistics of rape and domestic violence.