Baseline Survey Of Safe City Program
Study Team: Dr. M.A.Mannan and Badrun Nessa Ahmed
Background: Bangladesh urbanized rapidly, post 1971, from a mere 8 % of people living in urban areas to 30 percent now. Urbanization, mostly driven by rural to urban migration saw slums and areas with poor living. While women become vulnerable to violence in these habitations, owing to socio-cultural and religious perspectives, women in general, irrespective of class, faced violence both at home and in public places. Urban spaces have become increasingly unsafe for women.