All rights reserved. The country has a dubious rep as an unsafe destination for solo women travelers. Among the tumult of impressions, large population, heat, dust, and noise that new visitors to India must deal with, solo women travelers also have to reckon with concerns about safety. People also tend to trust women more, bringing them into the fold of families and larger groups. Margot recounts an experience from her first trip to India, as a wide-eyed year-old. We formed an immediate sisterhood through gestures and smiles. By the end of it, I was wearing their bangles, helping bounce the babies, and being fed more than I could eat.
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The weird thing is, even though Bandra is considered somewhat safe. I found no woman walking alone. Except her. My profile Contribute Logout. Aditi Ameria See profile. On December 2, they organised a national protest calling on women to take to the streets between 9pm and midnight as a way to reclaim their right to the public space. The group aims to combat the pervasive sexual harassment that many Indian women face in the street.
A fter a long and tiring day, Neha Khandelwal, 26, fell asleep on the bus in Delhi on her way home. She woke up, startled, when she felt someone grab her breasts. Drowsy and not completely alert, it took her a minute to gauge what had happened. The man sitting next to her on the bus was groping her. Sexual harassment on the streets or in other public spaces is a common experience for women in India.