Call to Action
PLAN UK Statement -
Across the country, UK girls are facing verbal and physical harassment every day – and they've told us they want it to stop. In 2018 66% of girls aged 14 to 21 told us they had experienced unwanted sexual attention or harassment in a public place.
We listened to girls and launched our campaign I Say It’s Not OK. Thanks to you support, we changed the conversation, and the UK Government has recognised street harassment as a form of gender-based violence in its refreshed national strategy to end Violence Against Women and Girls.
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has meant girls are not only having to deal with restrictions on public space, but also with feeling unsafe due to harassment in public. Let’s make this the generation to end the harassment of girls in public places. It’s time to make it a crime.