Women victim of violence and harassment in public transportation | Tunisia News Gazette

Women victim of violence and harassment in public transportation

Women using public transportation are facing several issues including notably violence and harassment, according to outcomes of a project on the promotion of safe cities offering public services that meet social needs, Head of Tounissiet association Hend Bouziri said on Friday.

This project that commenced on March 2016 and funded by the British organisation Action Aid, helped reveal transport issues faced by women from Bardo (governorate of Tunis), Beni Khiar (Nabeul) and El Mourouj (Ben Arous), she added during a press conference held on Friday to present this project’s outcomes.

It aims to counter discrimination against women and to help them access public services, equitably, she pointed out.

According to her, this project is part of a regional project conducted in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan and based on a participatory methodology so as to assess the quality of the provided services.

Citing Beni Khiar delegation as an example, she noted that the project helped reveal several issues including difficulties faced by female pupils while travelling.

Taking the floor, Legal Researcher and Expert in combating violence against women Faten Essabii estimated that women do not fully benefit from their civil rights as there are the target of oral and physical violence and are sometimes deprived from their social-economic rights, notably right to education.

Source: TAP news Agency

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