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The first national study into street harassment in the UK found the following: 64% of women of all ages have experienced unwanted sexual harassment in public places, 85% of women aged 18-24 had faced...
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In July 2017 it was revealed that survivors of child sexual abuse, who were as young as 12 at the time of the offence, were being denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This was based on interpretation of existing guidelines which suggested children and young people can 'consent' to their experience of sexual abuse, even where the perpetrators had been convicted.

This procedure creates further injustice to survivors and ultimately does not reflect the law, which states that anyone under the age of 13 has no legal capacity to consent to sexual activity.

This month we're proud to support Rape Crisis England and Wales and a coalition of charity organisations in their campaign to change these outdated and discriminatory guidelines, in ensuring survivors of sexual violence have access to different forms of justice.

Yvonne Traynor
Chief Executive Officer
Rape Crisis South London
International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2018
The first national study into street harassment in the UK found the following:
  • 64% of women of all ages have experienced unwanted sexual harassment in public places
  • 85% of women aged 18-24 had faced sexual harassment in public spaces
  • ...and 45% had experienced unwanted sexual touching.
my body is NOT public space
This month we participated in annual international anti-street harassment week joining organisations around the world in raising awareness of harassment in public spaces and sharing creative ways to intervene, challenge and prevent street harassment.

Please read our 'Sexual harassment and a time of listening!' article here »
Understanding public sexual harassment:
FREE workshop plans and session guidance
Developed through a unique partnership with Rape Crisis South London, Doll's Eye Theatre, Purple Drum, Dr. Maria Garner, and Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray, this resource combines expertise from research on women's experiences of street harassment, and men's experiences of masculinity, with specialist frontline practice and innovative theatre.
Might Never Happen
It is designed to support educators in creating a safe space to explore young people's understanding and lived experiences of sexual harassment in public spaces, whilst empowering young people to create positive change.

You can download the resource here »

To discuss how we can support your institution in delivering sexual violence and harassment prevention, please contact our Training and Prevention Coordinator here »
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