“It is an under-acknowledged global problem,” so just What IS street harassment?: Any action or comment between strangers in public places that is disrespectful, unwelcome, threatening and/or harassing and is motivated by gender. Catcalls, sexually explicit comments, sexist remarks, groping, leering, stalking, public masturbation, and assault. Most women (more than 80% worldwide) and LGBQT folks will face gender-based street harassment at some point in their life. Street harassment limits women’s mobility, access and ability to be in public spaces as often or as comfortably as most men. It is a form of gender violence and it’s a human rights violation. It needs to stop. Types: It ranges from leers, whistles, honks, kissing noises, and non-sexually explicit evaluative comments, to more insulting and threatening behavior like vulgar gestures, sexually charged comments, flashing, and stalking, to illegal actions like public masturbation, sexual touching, assault, and murder. (Source: www.stopstreetharassment.org)
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