Sexual Harassment

How To Prevent Sexual Harassment And Encourage Employees To Raise Concerns

Kate Palmer | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

Preventing sexual harassment is one of the most concerning elements of managing staff for many employers. Employers have an obligation to prevent this from occurring and, if it can be shown they have not taken all reasonable steps to stop this, then the employer can be found liable for employee's actions. Issues of sexual harassment can fall under the radar so employers need to take all possible steps to prevent this happening.

The Power Of Women

Johanna Higgs | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Standing on the frontline with ISIS in Northern Iraq, I stood flanked by a group of female Peshmerga soldiers. Just over the mountain behind the small Peshmerga army base, we could see a cloud of smoke shooting up into the air. The women pointed excitedly and shouted, 'they're bombing ISIS.'

Ashley Graham Reveals She Was Sexually Harassed On Set When She Was 17 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ashley Graham has spoken out about being sexually harassed at work when she was 17 years old, saying the incident has shaped the way she behaves as a ...

Bar's On Point Sign Will Make You Think Twice Before Harassing Female Bartenders

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If a female bartender is being nice to you, that isn’t your cue to harass her. It may sound like common sense, but a bar in Devon has created a sign...

Stop Shaming Women

Johanna Higgs | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Sexual freedom. Something that men often claim for themselves. Something that is defined as a male right, male privilege. Men should be promiscuous,...

Sexual Harassment Is Not A Compliment- It's A Statement Of Power

Caitlin Roper | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Caitlin Roper

Women's bodies are their own. They are not public property. They do not exist for your enjoyment; they are not props, scenery or eye candy, not for you to openly appraise. Women are human beings. Having a female body and existing in public is not an invitation.

What Is The Problem With Women Having Rights?

Johanna Higgs | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Women should have the right to walk down the street free of harassment, to not be hit by their husbands and to not be blamed for being sexually objectified by men. Women and girls should have the right to education, to not be controlled by male members of their family and to have the same rights to sexual freedom, as men allow themselves. What is the problem with this?

Woman’s Story Of Sexual Harassment And Victim-Blaming Shows Bleak Reality Of Being Female

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

One woman’s story of sexual harassment and subsequent victim-blaming on public transport earlier this week serves as a startling reminder of the ris...

Women Reveal The First Time Men Gave Them Unsolicited Sexual Attention

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women have opened up about the first time they received unwanted sexual attention and, alarmingly, many of them were still children when it happened. ...

Sexual Harassment, Confusion Or Complacency?

Johanna Higgs | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Sitting with a group of Moroccans discussing sexual harassment, a problem in Morocco all the men and women in the group confirmed, one of the young wo...

Watching My Friend Endure A Rape Trial Confirmed Everything I Knew About Rape Culture

Caitlin Roper | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Caitlin Roper

In the week leading up to Christmas, I had a lot of festive-type things on my to-do list. Purchasing gifts, finally putting up the tree, and preparing to go away to visit family. But that's not what I did.

Don't Forget About The Women In War

Johanna Higgs | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

As the brutal chemical bombings in Syria dominate the news headlines, the general consensus amongst the media seems to be one of horror. As it should ...

Teen's Colleagues Threw Party To Shame Her For Reporting Boss' Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager claims her co-workers threw a party to shame her after she reported their boss for sexual harassment. Waitress Emily Houser, who was 16 whe...

The Nightmare Of Living With Violence: Women In Namibia

Johanna Higgs | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

'Ah these South African men like to hit their wives,' laughs one Namibian man in the costal city of Swakopumund, Namibia. We're watching a South Afric...

10 Women Explain How It Feels To Get Cat-Called On The Street

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’re walking down the street, cycling or out for a jog, cat-calling is a depressingly regular occurrence for most women. It doesn’t matt...

Sexual Harassment In Iraqi Kurdistan: A Problem For All Girls

Johanna Higgs | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

I'm in Iraqi Kurdistan. It's my third time here. Each time I come, it's to learn more about the different forms of violence and discrimination facing women and girls in the region as part of my work with my women's rights organization Project Monma.

Can't You Take A Joke?

Nicole Thomas | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Thomas

all women everywhere I am 37 years old. During my lifetime, I believed many of these things being said to me were compliments. I believed all the uninvited assaults and harassments were my fault. I believed that objecting to these assumptions about my character made me boring and unlikeable. The times I did speak up, I was silenced with five innocuous words. "Can't you take a joke?"

For Men Who Don't Mean Anything By It: Sexual Harassment Matters

Dr Finn Mackay | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Finn Mackay

all women everywhere While he has a laugh and moves on, those women might wander on seemingly unperturbed, but they might surreptitiously be looking for their keys to hold in their fist, or pretending to take a phone call or crossing to the other side of the road. He may not even notice; such is the level of unexamined privilege that what's quickly forgotten banter to him might last a whole journey home for the woman.

Don't Put Up With Groping On The Tube, This Campaign Shows Why You Should Report It

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sexual harassment on public transport is a routine occurrence for the millions of women who use London’s busses and tubes each year. But despite the...

Why We Need To Address Staff Sexual Misconduct In Higher Education

Dr Tiffany Page | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tiffany Page

The latest findings by the Guardian on the prevalence of allegations of staff sexual misconduct in UK universities are starting to shed light on something many current and former university students have known for a long time: that the UK higher education sector has a serious sexual harassment problem.

Watching Porn In Public - A Modern Form Of Street Harassment?

Clare McGlynn | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Clare McGlynn

But just because the criminal law has little role does not mean viewing porn in public is ok. It's yet another commonplace form of street harassment, of sexual harassment, like having to put up with wolf-whistling. People viewing porn in public know they are making others uncomfortable, or worse.

Army Life: The Other Side Of The Story

Rhianna Louise | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rhianna Louise

Fewer than half of soldiers say they'd recommend Army life to a friend. While the Army says it offers a bond that 'lasts a lifetime', many veterans struggle to rebuild the social support networks they need, which leaves them more vulnerable to delayed-onset mental health problems.

Women Are Routinely Sexually Harassed While Running Alone, Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cat called, beeped by passing cars, followed by groups of men, propositioned for sex: these are just a handful of the everyday experiences of women ru...

Women Of The World Unite! (And Men Too)

Jemma Wayne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

But we have come too far to go backwards. We have woken to the notion that consent and respect must be entrenched in the way we treat both girls and boys from the very beginnings. And whether it is in media, in schools, in our homes, or on the streets, we must all speak out loudly against the small, 'harmless' transgressions that ultimately put women at risk. We must not return to slumber.

Girl Guides Take A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence In Schools

Anita Tiessen | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Anita Tiessen

To mark day seven we are encouraging everyone to speak out to ensure girls and young women are treated equally in their schools, colleges or universities. If a young girl can challenge the voice of an older male teacher in Togo, we hope you can take a couple of minutes to make your voice heard too.