According to a UN Women UK survey, almost all young women in the UK have experienced sexual harassment, and the majority of them have lost hope that the abuse will be addressed. According to a YouGov poll of over 1,000 women, 97 percent of women aged 18-24 said they had experienced harassment. The new data released on 10 March show that most of these women are sexually harassed in public spaces. The report gathered stories and ideas from more than 1,000 women and girls.
Over 70% of women harassed the public
The report shows that more than 70% of women in the United Kingdom have reported having experienced sexual harassment in public. Only 3% of women between the ages of 18 and 24 said they had not experienced any of the behaviour they were asking for. The reports reveal that women in some cities around the world feel unsafe in public spaces, which is now considered a “global issue.” Also, every 10 minutes, someplace in the world, a teenage girl dies from violence.
The report accuses the system responsible for reducing violence of ‘not working.’ According to the report, only 4 per cent of the incidents of harassment reported to the official organisation were reported. In addition, 45 per cent of women said that they did not believe that reporting would help change anything.
Since the beginning of this year, the organisation has held online workshops with 400 women and girls. Thousands more have also been surveyed. The objective is to show the government, the owners of public spaces and the funding bodies that the future is ‘possible.’ The organisation has managed to bring together 50 representatives from the private sector, public services, and community activists as part of the project. More than 1,000 women have reported their experiences of sexual harassment in public spaces through a national online survey. In addition, the new APPG was made up of Parliamentary representatives working on Safe Spaces.