UPDATE: The Home Office has launched its Strategy for tackling Violence Against Women and Girls, promising to review the gaps in existing law and how a specific offence for public sexual harassment could address those. But we need to raise our voices together to show the Government that we can’t wait and that we urgently need a new Public Sexual Harassment Law.
In parks, university campuses, bus stops and high streets, girls across the UK are facing harassment every day. They’re being followed, shouted at, touched, groped and grabbed – and they want it to stop.
Girls are staying in, missing school, carrying keys between their fingers and avoiding exercise – all to shield themselves from the constant tide of public sexual harassment.
Harassment of girls is going unreported and unpunished: it’s time to make it a crime. That’s why we’re standing with sisters Gemma and Maya, from Our Streets Now, who are campaigning to make public sexual harassment a criminal offence.
Let's make this the generation to end the harassment of girls in public. Add your name now to join the #CrimeNotCompliment campaign.