Sexual harassment has got worse since lockdown

Young women say that sexual harassment, including men indecently exposing themselves, has become worse during lockdown our research for Plan International UK finds.

One in five women have suffered harassment on the streets since the government implemented stringent social distancing measures — with a fifth of them saying the issue of harassment has got worse during lockdown.

One in 10 girls have received unwanted attention, including having insults yelled at them, while one in 10 said they have endured unwanted sexual attention, unwanted sexual or physical contact, or even men indecently exposing themselves to them on the street.

Shockingly we also found that more than a quarter of girls feel less safe outside in the wake of the lockdown.

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