Women’s Hardship In Unsafe Urban Spaces – Bangladesh & Cambodia

‘ Night streets of Gazipur’
A female garment worker walks home alone.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Photographer Stephanie Simcox is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  To see Stephanie’s body of work click on any image.

 

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'Women and Cargo’ Women will often board trains an hour before departure in order to secure a seat for them and their children. Here the sit in the one carriage reserved for women and cargo only. Dhaka main train station, Bangladesh

‘Women and Cargo’
Women will often board trains an hour before departure in order to secure a seat for them and their children. Here they sit in the one carriage reserved for women and cargo only.
Dhaka main train station, Bangladesh

 

Sex worker This informal settlement, not far from Wat Phnom houses more than 200 sex workers. The street are very poorly lit and the living conditions are basic. Many women share small rooms in group dwellings. The rooms have no cooking facilities. Bathroom facilities are limited to urns under houses or none at all. If there is space to bathe, it is communal and provides very little privacy. Drug users and gangsters are very common in and around this area. Cambodia

Sex worker
This informal settlement, not far from Wat Phnom houses more than 200 sex workers. The streets are very poorly lit and the living conditions are basic. Many women share small rooms in group dwellings. The rooms have no cooking facilities. Bathroom facilities are limited to urns under houses or none at all. If there is space to bathe, it is communal and provides very little privacy. Drug users and gangsters are very common in and around this area.
Cambodia

 

Bann, garment worker. Bann is a 27 year old garment worker.she lives in a 2.5 x2m rented room with her husband. Mann has worked at the nearby factory and lived in this room for just over 12 months. Most of the 500m walk from the main road to her house is unlit. ‘I feel unfordable when I leave work. I often run one at night as these is a lot of verbal harassment when you leave the factor. men call out to you’ he girl, where you going?” sometimes they follow you for a laugh. This is scary. The last 100m is pitch black and I run’' Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Bann, garment worker.
Bann is a 27 year old garment worker.she lives in a 2.5 x2m rented room with her husband. Mann has worked at the nearby factory and lived in this room for just over 12 months. Most of the 500m walk from the main road to her house is unlit.
‘I feel unfordable when I leave work. I often run  at night as these is a lot of verbal harassment when you leave the factor. men call out to you’ he girl, where you going?” sometimes they follow you for a laugh. This is scary. The last 100m is pitch black and I run’’
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Sok Leang Sok leang is a 37 year old mother of 3 who works Phnom Penh’s streets at night as a sex worker to support her children. Most women like Sok Leang are forced in the black market sex trade out of economic necessity. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sok Leang
Sok leang is a 37 year old mother of 3 who works Phnom Penh’s streets at night as a sex worker to support her children. Most women like Sok Leang are forced in the black market sex trade out of economic necessity.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Nights in Gazipur A Shop keeper in one of Gazipur’s informal settlements. Bangladesh

Nights in Gazipur
A Shop keeper in one of Gazipur’s informal settlements.
Bangladesh

 

Informal settlements Dhaka, Bangladesh

Informal settlements
Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Women in Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Women in Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Girl and Brother Informal settlements Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Girl and Brother
Informal settlements
Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Sex worker and child Cambodia

Sex worker and child
Cambodia

 

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By Stephanie Simcox


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