News: The safety of working women a concern

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The safety of working women a concern

Over the last few days the national capital Delhi has been in news for all the wrong reasons; in the Parliament too parliamentarians cutting across party lines spoke in voice with regards to women safety. It is in this context that a survey of about 5,000 working women conducted by Assocham across the economic hubs of the country sheds more light on the ground reality. The survey states that, "about 92 percent of working women feel insecure, especially during night in all major hubs of economic activities across the country especially in key segments such as BPO/ITeS, hospitality, civil aviation and nursing homes." Public transport, buses and roadsides are reported as spaces where women and girls face high levels of sexual harassment, the study said.

Over the last few days the national capital Delhi has been in news for all the wrong reasons; in the Parliament too parliamentarians cutting across party lines spoke in voice with regards to women safety. It is in this context that a survey of about 5,000 working women conducted by Assocham across the economic hubs of the country sheds more light on the ground reality. The survey states that, "about 92 percent of working women feel insecure, especially during night in all major hubs of economic activities across the country especially in key segments such as BPO/ITeS, hospitality, civil aviation and nursing homes." Public transport, buses and roadsides are reported as spaces where women and girls face high levels of sexual harassment, the study said.

Source: The Economic Times

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