#snapshotofharassment

The Bristol Street Harassment Project is a Bristol Zero Tolerance campaign looking at addressing and tackling the problem of street harassment in Bristol.

Bristol Zero Tolerance understands gender-based harassment as unwanted comments, gestures, and actions forced on a stranger in a public place without their consent and directed at them because of their real or perceived gender (whether male, female or non-binary).

At the core of this kind of harassment is a power dynamic that constantly reminds historically subordinated groups of their vulnerability to violence in public spaces and also reinforces the sexual objectification of these groups in everyday life.

We want to support you to report incidents of street harassment to help us build a picture of the problem in Bristol and take action to challenge these behaviours and attitudes. Whether you want to report to the Police, map it or develop ways to respond safely, we’re here to support you.

Street Harassment Toolkit and how you can get involved:

 

Street harassment includes: unwanted leering, sexist, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic slurs, persistent requests for someone’s name, number or destination after they’ve said no, sexual names, comments and demands, following, flashing, public masturbation, groping, sexual assault, rape and hate crimes.

 

Read the report from the #snapshotofharassment on the prevalence of street harassment in Bristol below. Particular thanks to Hack a Heckle for sharing their data with us.

Street Harassment report FINAL