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Title:
INVESTIGATING WOMEN'S SAFETY IN NEW DELHI'S URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Authors:
NISHTHA MUKERJEE

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NISHTHA MUKERJEE
THE SHRI RAM SCHOOL, ARAVALI

MLA 8
MUKERJEE, NISHTHA. "INVESTIGATING WOMEN'S SAFETY IN NEW DELHI'S URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3876-3886, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=295. Accessed May 2019.
APA
MUKERJEE, N. (2019, May). INVESTIGATING WOMEN'S SAFETY IN NEW DELHI'S URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3876-3886. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=295
Chicago
MUKERJEE, NISHTHA. "INVESTIGATING WOMEN'S SAFETY IN NEW DELHI'S URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3876-3886. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=295.

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Abstract:
This paper attempts to investigate the reasons due to which public spaces, and public transportation in particular, remain largely inaccessible to women. In order to probe contemporary issues around urban transportation in Delhi, the author conducted a survey of 200 women using the Delhi Metro along with detailed interviews of 5 women, with the hope of better understanding the nuances of the problems regarding sexual harassment and gender insensitivity faced by women while accessing different forms of public transportation in India. The paper also seeks to identify the parameters that cause women to choose between varied forms of transportation based on relative security and safety. The data has also been compared to surveys conducted across the globe to place problems in a comparative context. Lastly, this paper analyses global grassroot programs that address this issue along with their respective impacts in order to think of prospective solutions for changing the mindset and actions of individuals and governments and making public spaces safer and more accessible for women.