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Sixty-six percent (two thirds) of girls in the United Kingdom have experienced unwanted sexual attention and physical or sexual contact in a public place, a new survey by girls’ rights charity Plan International UK revealed. Some of those surveyed were as young as 14 years old.
The survey of 1,002 girls aged 14-21, published on September 5, showed that more than one-third (38 percent) of girls are catcalled, experience wolf whistling or are at the receiving end of sexual comments in public at least once every month.Since the “#MeToo” movement raised the issue of sexual harassment worldwide, campaigners and experts have identified the problem at every level of society, from Hollywood to boardrooms to the street. A young woman in France was recently assaulted by a catcaller after telling him to stop. A video showing the harasser slapping her after she retorted went viral. The French government is planning to impose on-the-spot fines for street harassment including catcalling.“We already know that women sadly experience street harassment all too often, but this survey brings to light the shocking fact that it’s regularly happening to girls as young as 14, too,” said Plan International UK’s chief executive, Tanya Barron.Public places such as parks, high streets and bus stops were cited as common locations for harassment in the survey. Fifteen percent of girls said they are harassed in a public place every month.