Women in the survey described feeling humiliated and afraid.
“Once when I was travelling by bus to go to class, a boy around 15 years old was sitting next to me.
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Despite the absence of formal data, these issues are all too familiar to women and girls, the survey confirms.
“I have witnessed, on multiple occasions, male passengers inappropriately touching and leaning on small girls,” said Varuni Manel*, a 23-year-old study participant.
There is evidence that harassment and the threat of harassment are limiting women’s mobility, participation in public life and overall well-being.
A quarter of survey participants said harassment occurred monthly. In some cases, women reported it was so frequent, and alternative modes of travel so scarce, that they moved residence to escape.
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Women reported experiencing a wide range of mistreatment on public transport, including leering, verbal abuse and unwelcome advances, but the majority of harassment was physical.
Seventy-four per cent of women and girls reported they had been deliberately touched.
Forty-four per cent of women said that harassment on public transport affected their personal lives.
Twenty-nine per cent said it had an impact on their school performance, and 37 per cent said it negatively affected their work performance.
Eravur Police, who is investigating the case, contacted the husband in Qatar and has obtained his statement.