Illustrative Statistics

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There are no global statistics on violence experienced in public spaces, but numerous studies exist from diverse countries and contexts that highlight the magnitude of the issue. For example:

  • In London, a 2012 study reveals that 43% of young women experienced some form of street harass- ment in 2011 (Ending Violence Against Women Coalition 2012).  
  • In Port Moresby, a scoping study reveals that over 90% of women and girls have experienced some form of sexual violence when accessing public transportation (UN Women 2014).  
  • In Kigali, baseline study shows that 55% of women reported that they were concerned about going to educational institutions after dark (UN Women 2013).
  • In Washington, D.C., United States, a survey revealed that 27% of women transit riders experienced some form of sexual harassment (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 2016).