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Mapping Street Harassment This Women’s Day

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“Virtually unreported, condoned and invisibalised”. These are the words used in Women and Media Collective’s December 2015 Country Profile on Universal Access to Reproductive Rights to describe street-based sexual harassment.

Yet it is a daily reality for most women in Sri Lanka.

The latest published statistics on street harassment date back to 2011.

Deputy Minister of Transport, Rohana Dissanayake alleged in July 2011 that one in four women are subject to sexual harassment in public transport on a daily basis….

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