Transport for London are launching a sexual harassment campaign to improve women’s safety on the TfL network

The rail industry has launched a national campaign across Britain, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers and BTP, to tackle sexual harassment by ensuring people understand what constitutes such behaviour.

The campaign will also inform people of the action they can take to report sexual harassment if they witness it and thereby help to combat it. Research shows people don’t realise that behaviours like wolf whistling, leering/staring or deliberately invading personal space are forms of sexual harassment. Government research shows that 84% of women and 60% of men in the UK population have experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime.

To tackle this, the rail industry is raising awareness about what constitutes sexual harassment with a series of posters on trains and at stations, including on big screens, as well as across social media, encouraging people to report instances where they feel unsafe.

This will make it clear to perpetrators that their behaviour is not tolerated on the railway. In addition to the campaign, new signage is being installed on buses, tubes, trains and stations to encourage customers to report criminal behaviour.  

Find more about the campaign here

Call the railway’s sexual harassment line 0800 783 0137 or text 61016 to report sexual harassment. #zerotolerance

References:

Rail Delivery Group, Rail industry campaign to crack down on sexual harassment: https://media.raildeliverygroup.com/news/rail-industry-campaign-to-crack-down-on-sexual-harassment

Government Equalities Office, 2020 Sexual Harassment Survey: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1002873/2021-07-12_Sexual_Harassment_Report_FINAL.pdf