“Know the Line” campaign targets sexual harassment

A new campaign has been launched in the borough to raise awareness of the impact of sexual harassment, urging residents to “Know the Line”.

It comes as research shows that 64% of women have experienced unwanted sexual harassment in public places, rising to 85% of women aged between 18 and 25.

Launching the campaign, Cllr Emma Hoddinott said; “We need to do more to raise awareness, spread understanding of what sexual harassment is and the affect that it has on women and girls. And we need to galvanise agencies and communities to do more.  

“Sexual harassment is too common for women. We have got to move beyond the quiet words about so-and-so’s wandering hands, or warnings not to be alone with a certain person.  

“We will not accept the unacceptable.”

Posters and leaflets are available across the borough. You can find more information at knowtheline.org.

One of the electronic posters outside the town hall recently.

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