Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls in Bangladesh and around the world. It is estimated that 90% of the women and girls between the ages of 10-18 have experienced sexual harassment or violence and unwanted physical contact in streets, markets, public transport, and public places (Study by Action Aid). Furthermore, during the COVID-19 pandemic, women have been experiencing bullying and sexual harassment or violence on social media. All of these hinder women’s full potential and participation in all spheres of life.
Duration: 2 Days
Date: October 04 to October 05
As part of the Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP) campaign in 10 districts, two-day ...
Expected Outcomes of this Campaign
To break the silence surrounding harassment and violence that women and girls faces while in public spaces;
To influence decision-makers to bring about particular changes and to enact a specific law on prevention and protection of sexual harassment;
To bring a shift in behavior and social norms over time, and more importantly
To help youth organizations play the role of campaign bearer; prompting survivors, victims to raise their voice to stop the violence; share a strong and specific message to perpetrators; align to the rules of stakeholders/ duty bearers.
‘Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP)’. Another aim of this intervention is to identify policy gaps that require immediate attention to address this issue at a policy level.