Giving Compass' Take:

• In this Global Citizen post, Bangladeshi activist Atika Shafa talks about her work putting stickers on public buses that promote an anti-harassment hotline for women.

• Sexual harassment and assault on public transportation isn't just a problem in Bangladesh. How can Shafa's efforts inspire similar programs in the U.S.?

• Here's a look at the organizations funding sexual assault prevention.

For me, it started with my height. I’ve always been tall, but with the average Bangladeshi woman standing at just under 5-foot, it’s fair to say that my own 5-foot-8 stands out.

On public transport you don’t want to stand out. But as women and girls, we automatically do.

Men harass us, abuse us, and assault us every day as we navigate Dhaka’s crowded roads to get to school and work. In 2017, at least 21 women were raped or gang-raped on public transport in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital city.

If I’m traveling on the bus and a man touches me intentionally and I raise my voice — to ask him why he has his hand there, why he doesn’t have enough space — it’s normal for the men around me to jump to his defense.

No one supports a girl when she raises her voice.

I’m part of the ICS National Youth Engagement Network (NYEN). We’re a group of engaged ICS volunteers who have returned from our volunteer placement but want to continue the work.

Between us we work on different projects, but as a small group of 10 we decided to do something about harassment in our city.

Read the full article about making public transportation safe for women by Atika Shafa at Global Citizen.