Reporting to Authorities: Girls' and Young Women's Experiences of Reporting Street Harassment

Kate Phillips, Amy Ashlee, Nicole Kalms, Gill Matthewson

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This report looks at the rates and experiences of reporting street harassment to authorities across five major cities. Why is reporting to authorities often viewed as useless or even harmful, when in fact reporting is an important avenue for ending street harassment? In this new analysis of the original Free to Be data, girls and young women share their stories and reflect on their experiences. Our work in this space aims to shine a light on the issue so as to improve responses, increase reporting rates and ultimately end sexist behaviours and sexual harassment in public spaces to create safer cities for all.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSurrey, UK
PublisherPlan International
Commissioning bodyPlan International (United Kingdom)
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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