Sexual Harassment

What To Do If You're Being Sexually Harassed At Work - Top Five Tips

Homa Wilson | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Homa Wilson

The research highlighted another worrying problem, which is that women who are harassed often feel unable to complain. Understandably, many women feel reporting sexual harassment will damage their career prospects and make working life even more difficult.

Sexual Harassment In Schools Needs To Stop

Larissa Kennedy | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Larissa Kennedy

I am just one girl writing this, but I am one girl representing thousands, who urgently want to see the end of sexual harassment in schools.

Living With Violence In Turkey And Lebanon: Syrian Women's Stories

Johanna Higgs | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

As a global community we need to demand that justice is brought against men who abuse positions of power and we must demand that attitudes that promote the disempowerment and degradation of women come to end. Together we can work towards this goal.

Sexual Harassment At Universities 'Covered Up' By Non-Disclosure Deals

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

The use of non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases at universities is masking the scale of the problem, campaigners have said. Academic...

On Workplace Harassment and Standing Up for Yourself

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

If you can't tell your manager or you're not sure you want to talk to your HR team just yet, talk to someone independent like the CAB or your union. I know this can be a tall order when you're not feeling brave, or you're afraid of repercussions. But we need to support each other to shout louder, to say no. Because if we don't tackle it, who will?

These #HarassedAtWork Tweets Show How Far We've Still Got To Go To Stamp Out Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Hundreds of people are sharing their experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace after it was revealed that nearly two thirds of young women hav...

Four Women Open Up About Being Sexually Harassed At Work

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry to break it to you, but chances are you probably know a woman who has been sexually harassed at work. According to a report published on Wednesd...

How To Deal With Sexual Harassment At Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new report published today found that 52% of women and 63% of young women (aged 18 to 24 years old) have experienced sexual harassment at work - whe...

'Just a Bit of Banter?'

Frances O’Grady | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Frances O’Grady

Our report, published with the Everyday Sexism Project, is one of the most extensive pieces of research on the issue in Europe. And for the first time in the UK, the study includes a large enough sample to be representative of experience of black, Asian and minority ethnic women - and rates of sexual harassment of BAME women were similarly high, with more than half (52%) being sexually harassed at work. We found that nearly one in three women have been subject to unwelcome jokes of a sexual nature and that more than one in four women have been on the receiving end of comments of a sexual nature about their body or clothes at work.

Sexual Harassment At Work Affects 63% Of Young Women

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Sexual harassment is leaving victims feeling “ashamed and frightened” as new research shows that nearly two thirds of young women have experienced...

Sexual Harassment in the Middle East

Johanna Higgs | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Don't laugh at sexist jokes, don't tolerate your friends harassing women and speak up when you see it happening. Don't dismiss the issue as being irrelevant, shrug you shoulders or say that it doesn't matter. We can all make a change.

Sex for Grades: The Sexual Harassment of Girls in Mozambique

Johanna Higgs | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

While poverty remains one of the greatest shadows over the country it seems that the rights of girls and women will be put on hold. Morality seems to have been put on hold as well, at least in Mozambican schools.

Women in Close Combat Units Will Not Compromise Operational Effectiveness But They Will Challenge the Masculine Status Quo

Nicola De Maine | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Nicola De Maine

There is no place for a culture where either women or men feel pressurised to conform to masculine ideals. Allowing both sexes to serve in all units throughout the Armed Forces is a step closer to achieving a military that is truly progressive.

Working Together to Prevent Sexual Assault at Festivals

Joanna Fellowes | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joanna Fellowes

I feel the unsavoury topic of sexual assaults at festivals needs to be addressed. Talking about sexual assault brings the same challenges, of awareness and communication, both inside and outside the boundaries of a festival - it ranges anywhere from taboo (I can only imagine how many incidents go unreported) to sensationalist, scaremongering headlines. I'm conscious that by sticking my head above the parapet I risk offending - but in the spirit of The Secret Garden Party and what we hope it stands for, writing this is a risk worth taking.

Sexual Harassment: I've Had Enough

Johanna Higgs | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Higgs

This world was built for everyone. Not just for one gender. This is a woman's world, yes it is. The abuse needs to stop and it needs to have stopped yesterday. Everyone needs to be part of this to make it happen. When you stand up against abuse, you are protecting and you are setting an example.

Girls 'Wear Shorts Under Skirts' To Avoid Harassment At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents

Schoolgirls are choosing to wear shorts under their skirts to avoid sexual harassment, a discussion in parliament has revealed. The Women and Equalit...

Model Shares Troll's D**k Pic To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Harassment Online

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Model and blogger Stina Sanders is sick and tired of being sexually harassed online. The 24-year-old, from London, has made a stand by sharing a d**k ...

Female Cyclists Face Sexual Harassment In London Every Day, Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another catcall - that's the reality for many women who cycle around London. From being told we have a "lucky saddle" or being propositio...

How Much Do We Actually Teach Young Women to Handle Being Treated Like a Piece of Meat?

Tasha Okeke | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I was obviously caught off guard and in shock, so my response was to give him a weirded out, unimpressed look, ignore it and carry on with my night. After a period of reflection, I won't lie I regretted not doing anything more and slightly felt like a hypocrite. Why didn't I pick up his drink and pour it over him? Why didn't I shout abuse at him how it's not okay to a misogynistic pig?

An Open Letter to That Particular Kind of Man...

Beth Payton | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I'm a 26 year old woman and feel that something has to change if once again, I've woken from a night out with the girls to feel my self worth has taken yet another knock.

The Plague of Small Presence Syndrome (SPS) on Social Media and 13 Tips for Dealing with Rude or Offensive People

Sofie Sandell | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Everywhere where people connect online some social media users are scared they will log in to their social media accounts only to be met by abuse. The problem is vast. So, too are the consequences.

Would You Like a Side Order of Sexual Harassment With That?

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

In an ideal world, stuff like this wouldn't be happening. I know that might be too much to ask, no one can control what people say. Just respect the staff of the places you visit. Stop harassing them if they are clearly not interested, and for the love of God leave the 16 year olds alone, making them uncomfortable is far from a joke. Respect the staff. That isn't too much to ask.

To The Man Who Said He'd 'Eat Me' When I Walked Home Alone (And Guys Like Him)

Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

It just so happens that Monday was the first time I'd walked home to my new flat by myself. Usually my other half walks by my side, but for whatever reason on Monday he didn't. And that just so happened to be the day when a menacing man decided to aggressively catcall me.

Time for a Step Change in How Sexism is Tackled in Schools?

Sophie Bennett | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bennett

The sad fact is, in too many schools across the country sexism just isn't taken seriously enough. Instead, it's trivialised and often ignored. Girls are told 'it's just a bit of harmless fun', 'it's part of growing up' and 'boys will be boys'. This has to stop.

#WhenIWas Hashtag Gives Women Who Suffered Sexual Harassment A Voice

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"In middle school, this random guy pushed me against a wall and tried to make out with me. I didn't know who he was." This is one of many disturbing a...