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16 Days: Day 14, UK

In 16 days | on 12.08.12 | by | Comments ( 0 )

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (Nov. 25 – Dec. 10), Stop Street Harassment is featuring activists who took action against street harassment this year, one new country per day.

Day #14: The UK

Activists in the UK have been very busy speaking out against street harassment this year. Here are a few highlights:

The Ending Violence Against Women Coalition released two studies about street harassment in London. One study found that 43 percent of women had been harassed during the previous year and the second one honed in on harassment that takes place on public transportation. They successfully pressured several of the candidates who ran for mayor of London earlier this year to put street harassment on their agenda, but sadly, none of those candidates were elected.

The Hollaback! London leaders penned a powerful op-ed about the harms of street harassment.

The UK Anti-Street Harassment Campaign organized an initiative called “Flirting. Harassment. Real Men Know the Difference.”

The Black Feminists UK Blog members penned several articles about the intersection of racism and sexism in the street harassment they experience.

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