WB funds: Team to probe harassment women suffer in buses

Published: April 20, 2017
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The proposed study will try to find solutions to reverse this trend. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

The proposed study will try to find solutions to reverse this trend. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) awarded funds to a Pakistani team from The Urban Institute and Information Technology University Data Science to investigate the environment that perpetuates the harassment of women on public transit systems.

The proposed study would try to find solutions to reverse this trend.

Winners of the award would spend 18 months in a cross-disciplinary approach and focus on the Lahore Metro Bus System to compare transit systems countrywide. The Pakistani team is one of 10 teams from around the world that were awarded the funds.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2017.

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