The number of female harassment complaints in DHA Karachi has increased alot during the past few weeks. For the working women and female school or college students it is a daily ordeal. Harassment is still very common and made women feel unsafe particularly when travelling alone.
According to Shaima, a resident of DHA Karachi “Female drivers or the females who are travelling alone are regularly been harassed during the past 2-3 weeks. DHA Vigilance Branch & local Police should take notice of this issue on urgent basis.“
The female harassment in the public creates a sense of anxiety, insecurity and agitation among females. Sexual harassment has a real impact on women’s lives, whether it is changing their behaviour or whether they feel safe on the streets.
Shaima further said that “The few common spots of incidents happening throughout DHA are intersection of Shaheen & Ittehad going towards Phase 8, Khayaban-e-Iqbal & Amir Khusro turning Phase 8, Inside lanes of Phase 2 & 4 and Khayaban-e-Muslim & Mujahid going towards Seaview.“.