22.5pc women are harassed while using public transport: study 

Dhaka,  Sat,  23 September 2017
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22.5pc women are harassed while using public transport: study 

22.5pc women are harassed while using public transport: study 
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Around 22.5 per cent women, who use public transport services in Dhaka city, are being harassed by other commuters and transport staffs, reveals a nongovernmental organisation study. 

An ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) report titled ‘Gender Responsive city Structure’, presented the findings at a launching ceremony, held in its city office on Saturday.

The report was launched to mark the ‘Global Safe Cities Day 2017’. 

According to it, 71.5 per cent of women said they cannot move comfortably on the sidewalks as those remain occupied mostly by construction materials, hawkers and makeshift shops.

AAB country director Farah Kabir, Architect and Member Secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) Iqbal Habib, and Jahangir Nagar University’s professor of urban and regional planning Dr Akter Mahmud attended the function among others.

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