Poster campaign tackles sexual harassment on streets

The group says women change their behaviour due to the harassment The group says women change their behaviour due to the harassment

A poster campaign has been launched in towns and cities across Argentina aimed at combating the verbal harassment of girls and women on the street.

The Acción Respeto group hopes the campaign will raise awareness of the impact that shouting sexual obscenities and making aggressive remarks has on women.

Many of the posters feature phrases commonly shouted by men on the streets, together with the tagline “if it makes you uncomfortable reading it, imagine hearing it.”

Other posters raise awareness of how women and girls have had to change their daily behaviour due to the verbal abuse they receive in public.

A statement on the group’s Facebook page says: “From an early age women are subjected to these types of aggressive and intimidating comments, practically every day of their lives.

“These aggressions are taken lightly by society as they…

View original post 47 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s