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Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places Contents

Contents

Summary

Introduction

Why an inquiry into sexual harassment of women and girls in public places?

About this inquiry

Our research on sexual harassment in public places

1 What is the nature of the problem?

What is sexual harassment of women and girls in public places?

What is known about victims of sexual harassment?

What is the impact of sexual harassment in public places?

Who perpetrates sexual harassment and why does it happen?

2 Making public places safe for all women and girls

Sexual harassment as an equality and human rights issue

International obligations

Domestic obligations

The Equality and Human Rights Commission

Criminal laws

Image-based sexual abuse and the law

Policy on violence against women and girls

Community projects and support

Data collection on sexual harassment in public places

Preventing sexual harassment in public places

Education

Public campaigns

Hate crime

3 Creating a healthier media and culture

The relationship between media culture, and sexual harassment

Pornography

Social media

4 Women and girls’ safety on public transport

Victimisation and perpetration on public transport

The specific context of sexual harassment on public transport

Impact and ‘safety work’

Project Guardian and Report It to Stop It

Preventing sexual harassment on public transport

5 Women and girls’ safety at night

Women and girls’ experiences of sexual harassment at night

The context and impact of sexual harassment at night

Where does responsibility lie for women and girls’ safety at night?

Central government

Local initiatives

Licensing of bars and clubs

Licensing of sexual entertainment venues

6 Women’s safety at university

Sexual harassment at university: context and impact

Who perpetrates sexual harassment of women at university?

The Universities UK Taskforce

Who is responsible for women’s safety at university?

Universities

Office for Students

Central government

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex A: Summary of YouGov research on sexual harassment

Formal minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




Published: 23 October 2018