Harassment: The Effects of "Eve Teasing" on Development in Bangladesh

Published Date: 
September 26, 2008
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Sexual harassment, often known as "eve teasing", is a regular occurrence for the women and girls of Bangladesh. It is a traumatic experience which can leave deep psychological scars and has negative consequences for the greater community. Parents, who are concerned about their daughter's honor or safety, sometimes keep them home from school and/or marry them off at an early age. While Bangladesh has declared sexual harassment illegal, state interventions have been inadequate in stopping it to date. The Hunger Project has teamed with many other NGOs to promote National Girl Child Day in order to awaken Bangledeshi citizens to the critical importance of providing better health, education and nutrition to girls as the highest leverage investment for the future of the economy.

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