Sexual Harassment

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.

The Government’s Approach To Sexual Harassment In Schools Is Ignoring One Vital Factor

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The government’s approach to tackling sexual harassment in schools has further been called into question after leading charity warned smartphones we...

Girls Are Regularly Sexually Harassed In School But The Government Is 'Doing Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

The Government is under fire from MPs and charities after rejecting calls for statutory action to tackle sexual violence and harassment in schools. A ...

Donald Trump And Women's Rights: What Will This Mean?

Johanna Higgs | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

Now more than ever we need strong, powerful and courageous women to stand up and be the champions, just as Hillary Clinton has been, for women and girls everywhere, all over the world. We need women and girls everywhere to continue to demand that violence and sexual harassment are at all times, unacceptable.

Senegal. Do Women Have Access To Justice?

Johanna Higgs | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

'Sexual harassment, well that's everywhere!' says one schoolteacher in the small dusty town of Mbour. I'm in the small West African nation of Senegal ...

When Does A Compliment Become Sexual Harassment?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you are a young woman in 2016 you are unlikely to have crossed the road, queued for a club, tried to buy a drink or sat on public transport without at some point having a stranger compliment you on your smile, breasts or legs.

My Female Body

Beth Payton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I hope I don't alarm you, or take you by surprise, I hope to be clear in my message when I look you in the eye And tell you my body is my body, Yes you heard me correctly, My body is MY body

Sexual Harassment Is A Serious Issue Mr Trump. Take It Seriously

Johanna Higgs | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

From groups of men in Lebanon laughing about sexually harassing women to watching the smiles spread over the faces of men throughout Latin America as I've complained of sexual harassment, there is no doubt to me that there are many men around the world that enjoy harassing women.

Laura Bates Praised For Eloquently Dismantling 'Banter' Claims About Trump

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Does us talking about the #Trumptapes make things better or worse? Laura from @EverydaySexism takes us to task. #r4today pic.twitter.com/6QBrgrmYJS—...

Dear Joanna Lumley - Wolf-Whistling Is Absolutely Fabulously Archaic, Darling

Jacqueline Hooton | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jacqueline Hooton

Wolf-whistling is not designed to flatter women, it's about power and control. Fail to respond to a wolf-whistler and most women will recognise what happens next. From cries of Alright love or Give us a smile to Miserable bitch a woman who attempts to ignore unwanted attention is failing to play the game, be grateful and submit to a male's advances. See where this is heading?

Election Violence And Sexual Harassment In Gabon

Johanna Higgs | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

Problems are only taken seriously when they too affect men, like in the case of the elections. The streets were filled with violence because men were unhappy with their rights not being respected. It's about time that around the world too take to the streets too to demand that their rights be respected.

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.