Published on 02 Jul 2015 | about 1 year ago
"Putting your hand on someone's backside is sexual assault punishable by a five-year prison term"
Public Harassement Compilation Against Women,
80% of Asian women 'Victims of sexual harassement on public transport'. Eighty per cent of Asian women have been victim of some kind of sexual harassment on public transport in their respective territories (Asia). Harassment can range from insults to other intimidating behaviour (insistent flirting, whistling, comments on appearance), to sex attacks or rape. The problem meant that six out of ten women were afraid of being attacked on public transport compared to three out of ten men. Often "invisible" because unreported, these physical and verbal attacks limit the freedom of women, because they are often obligated to alter their daily lives: changing their routes, modes of transportation, schedules, attitudes and clothing in order to avoid confrontation. Women must be able to move about and occupy the public space without being placed in danger or threatened. It's a fundamental freedom. Attackers are the impression they can act with total impunity, notably by making use of a crowd to hide and flee.
Ernestine Ronai (From The High Council For Gender Equality) Said, "Women don't necessarily know how to put words on what they go through in public transport. It should be reiterated that putting your hand on someone's backside is sexual assault punishable by a five-year prison term". And she said women needed to be better "educated that what they're going through is not normal", and that the message must reach "aggressors and witnesses".
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