Girlguiding statement on the passing of public sexual harassment law

Girlguiding advocate responds to public sexual harassment bill becoming law

Girlguiding responds to public sexual harassment bill becoming law.

Girlguiding advocate Hannah said: 

"After years of campaigning, we are pleased to see that sexual harassment in public will be illegal. This means more young women will feel safe in their local community and out in public. Our latest research shows 44% of girls aged 11 to 21 have been shouted or whistled at on the way to or from school, and 3 in 5 girls aged 13-18 have experienced unwanted attention on the street. This law will help to prevent this.

"Girls and young women have a right to feel and be safe at all times of the day and night. For too long the burden has fallen on them, we are hopeful this new law helps to change this."