Women Feel Safer in Mumbai

A study in India has shown that more women gather in public spaces in Mumbai than any other city in the country, even though free and open access continues to be a problem.
May 12, 2010, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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One of the students involved in the three-year study said that women in India "don't feel the same claim to public space as men do." And yet women feel safer in Mumbai than in other cities.

Purva Mehra writes, "According to this city-wide survey, conducted as part of the landmark Mumbai First initiative that seeks to examine in depth the city's aspirations and misgivings, more than 56 per cent think that the city is still the safest for women in India. The results also stated that 32 per cent felt safe travelling alone late at night, while 54 per cent felt somewhat safe to do so."

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Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 in Hindustan Times
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