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Story Publication logo July 13, 2009

Bangladesh: Kuntala Chowdhury on Eve-teasing


Stine Eckert,  Pulitzer Student Fellow

Another problem for women in Bangladeshi society is the so-called eve-teasing, verbal insults that women encounter on the street or in public institutions. It can be compared to whistling at a woman in Western society but can take other more abusing forms. Twenty-year old student of women studies at Dhaka University, Kuntala Chowdhury, shares her experience with eve-teasing and the helplessness she feltdespite a law in place.

Learn more about Stine's project: Bangladesh: The (Un)Power of Women See all Stine's dispatches

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