Public sexual harassment of women in the UK
43% of women are affected by touch and handkerchief
A survey commissioned by the BBC shows that 43% of women in the UK have experienced unwanted touching in public.
According to a survey conducted by the Yogau polling institute, 28% of women also said that they were exposed to inappropriate nudity in public.
The head of the Committee on Women and Equality in Britain has told the BBC that the prime minister must “step forward” and show that he takes women’s safety seriously.
Pressure has risen in British society to make sexual harassment a crime in public.
Conservative MP Caroline Knox, who chairs the Committee on Women and Equality, told the BBC that changing the law could send a “really strong message” and help tackle the root causes of violent crimes against women.