, a day doesn’t go by without a woman or girl being targeted by a flasher or pervert as they travel by public transport or even as they sit in their parked cars. This has become a serious problem but so many turn a blind eye when they witness such things happening. Sri Lanka
Pepper spray and mace as far as I know are not available here in
. If it was I’m sure many women including young girls would be carrying it with them. When those around you look the other way (as in most cases here) while someone harasses you it can be such a humiliating experience and leaves one feeling helpless and angry at the same time. Sri lanka
Many women and girls who are subjected to such treatment choose not to complain to the authorities since they know action will not be taken against the culprits and some refuse to complain since they do not want to put into an embarrassing position when they are asked to give in detail about the happenings of the incident.
The following are a few excerpts of stories to the sexual harassment many girls and women in
have to endure as they travel. Sri Lanka
Even in the best of times it is certainly no cakewalk to travel by bus in Sri Lanka. But what is worse is if you are a woman.
We’ve all heard about it; and if you’re a woman you’ve most probably experienced it at least once in your life. The harrowing experience of being harassed by men while commuting by bus is something we Sri Lankan women are all too familiar with. The problem today, is that sexual harassment in buses is so rampant that it has become an accepted part of public transport.
According to the latest reports, it seems Sri Lankan women face rampant sexual harassment in public transport. A research indicated that one in every four women is being subjected to harassment daily when using public transport.
Below are a few useful videos on self defense tips and how to make a homemade pepper spray to help protect yourself as you travel.
© 2012 Suranee Perera