‘Third of girls’ harassed in school uniform

BBC News reports:

The figures come from a report by children’s charity Plan International UK, which said many girls feel street harassment is “all part of growing up”.

It found:

  • 66% of girls in the UK said they had experienced unwanted sexual attention or sexual or physical contact in a public place
  • 35% of girls reported receiving unwanted sexual contact such as being touched, groped or grabbed
  • Girls as young as eight years old described witnessing or experiencing harassment
  • More than one in three girls received unwanted sexual attention such as being groped, stared at, catcalled and wolf-whistled while wearing school uniform
  • One-quarter of girls said they had been filmed or photographed by a stranger without permission

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-45777787

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