World of India's Girls (WINGS) 2018

A study on the perception of girls in public spaces

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Author/Publisher: Save the Children 
Language: English

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A research study exploring the extent of daily harassment feared by girls in India in public spaces, including being subjected to vulgar comments, inappropriate touching and other forms of sexual assault. The researchers found that one in three adolescent girls in India expect to be inappropriately touched or even stalked when they venture out in public, and more than a quarter feel they are at risk of being physically assaulted, including rape. While gaining greater understanding of the factors that make girls feel unsafe, the study makes more than 30 recommendations to improve public safety for girls based on comments they made during the research.


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