Twenty-two-year-old Racheal Javed is one of a growing number of women in Karachi that now go about their daily lives without relying on a male family member to accompany them. Javed works as a manager at a daycare centre and commutes daily into town from the Karachi suburb where she lives with her family. Not only does she make the journey alone - she goes by motorbike. "One of the benefits is that we are not dependent on anyone anymore. We can carry out our own chores. I don't have to rely on my brother or daddy for going out," she says.