UK Feminista gives evidence to parliamentary inquiry on sexual harassment in schools
On 7 June 2016, UK Feminista joined anti-violence organisations to give evidence to Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee on the need to tackle sexual harassment in schools.
59% of girls have experienced sexual harassment at school or college, and one in three girls say they have experienced ‘groping’ or unwanted sexual touching at school.
The Women and Equalities Committee is conducting a vital inquiry to assess how sexual harassment in schools can be stopped.
Watch the Women and Equalities Committee evidence session:
- Read UK Feminista’s written submission to the inquiry
- Media coverage of the evidence session:
- BBC News: Harassment: Girls ‘wear shorts under school skirts’
- BBC Radio 4: Woman’s Hour
- Metro: ˜Schoolgirls are wearing shorts under skirts to prevent sexual harassment
- The Guardian: ˜Teach children about sexism to stop ‘ticking timebomb’ of sexual bullying in schools
- The Huffington Post UK: Sexism In School: Girls “Wear Shorts Under Skirts” To Avoid Sexual Harassment, Inquiry Finds
- RT International: Girls don shorts under school uniform skirts to avoid sexual harassment, MPs told
- Schools Week: Ministers to meet with Ofsted over omission of sexism from inspection handbook
For more information about the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools visit the Parliament website.