LET'S FIGHT AGAINST STREET HARASSMENT.

LET'S FIGHT AGAINST STREET HARASSMENT.
Women's feeling of insecurity in the public space is a reality. In France, 100% of public transport users have already been victims of sexist and sexual harassment at least once.

Sexual harassment is not limited to the private and professional sphere, it is also found in the public space. It's street harassment. Too long equated with flirting or the simple fact of approaching someone in a "a little heavy" way, street harassment is a real social problem. This results in whistles, mouth noises, various comments, insults and arrests, and sexual assaults committed in public spaces (street or transport).

All of these abuses take place without the person's consent. It should be remembered that sexual harassment is defined by the penal code as "the fact of repeatedly imposing on a person remarks or behavior with a sexual or sexist connotation which either undermines his dignity because of their degrading or humiliating nature. , or create an intimidating, hostile or offensive situation against him."

100% of female public transport users harassed at least once

In 2015, the High Council for Equality between Women and Men published an opinion on sexist harassment and sexual violence in public transport. According to their study, 100% of female public transport users have at least once been victims of street harassment. According to this same report, street harassment "defines the phenomenon of sexist harassment and sexual violence in public space as manifestations of sexism that affect the right to security and limit the occupation of public space by women and their movements within it".



French law now punishes with a fine ranging from 90 to 750 € (or more in the event of aggravating circumstances or recidivism) the fact of "imposing on a person any statement or behavior with a sexual or sexist connotation which is detrimental to his or her dignity because of its degrading or humiliating character, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive situation against it". The only difficulty: the police can only verbalize the perpetrators of street harassment if they are caught in flagrante delicto.



WE WISH TODAY TO BE A POPULAR EDUCATIONAL FORCE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IN ORDER TO RAISE CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONTINUE TO REDUCE STREET HARASSMENT.