Plan International UK launch #ITSNOTOK campaign on street harassment
On October 10th 2018 Plan International UK launched their report on girl’s experiences of street harassment in the UK and we are very pleased that The Bristol Street Harassment Project and our work on street harassment locally has been included alongside other amazing work happening across the country and internationally.
Every day girls are being harassed on the street. They’re being catcalled, followed, groped and grabbed. And it’s happening everywhere. With alarming new statistics the report reveals the scale of street harassment faced by girls in the UK.
The report reveals that street harassment is widespread and profoundly affecting girls’ lives – and they want it to stop. ‘It’s not ok’ aims to amplify their voices and priorities for change, to encourage everyone to take the issue seriously and take steps to end it.
Read the report here.
Street harassment is leaving girls feeling upset, intimidated and afraid – and these feelings are made worse when the people who witness these incidents don’t take action, or when adults make girls feel the behaviour is their fault.
The report highlights nine ways everyone – from the public to youth services, the government to the police – can take a stand against street harassment.
Find out more about the #ITSNOTOK campaign and how you can get involved here.