Lib Dem 'Our Streets Now campaign' gets backing

The London Assembly has unanimously approved a motion proposed by the Liberal Democrats to support the Our Streets Now campaign, to make public sexual harassment a specific offence.

The motion calls on the Mayor of London to:

  • Support the campaign and promote it through his channels
  • Lobby the Government for street harassment to be made a specific crime
  • Work with boroughs, schools and colleges to educate on public sexual harassment
  • Work with organisations and groups representing and supporting trans women and Black and minority ethnic women to improve levels of reporting and to understand how they can better be supported

Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem London Assembly Member, said:

"We live in a country where many women are not safe at home, at work, when travelling on our transport network, or even when walking down the street.

"Legislation to make street harassment illegal, alongside wider work to change attitudes, is essential, and I am pleased the London Assembly has sent a powerful message that we support the Our Streets Now campaign and stand firmly against the harassment of women on the city's streets."

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