Police in London urged the great number of victims of sexual harassment to report the incidents each time they happen.
They are going to do everything possible in order to stop or at least decrease the rate of such experiences and this is why 2,000 of the London police officers have received training in dealing with sexual offences.
They will watch carefully buses, underground and overground trains where sexual harassment do happen most often.
As travelers in the London’s transport system have made complaints that they were not feeling safe enough, this project will now provide up to 180 officers on the stations across London.By the way have you checked our Anti-bulling and harassment policy?
Sexual harassment was the thing, they mentioned most often and shared they were afraid of it.
Most of the victims of such incidents do not even report them as they are sure police will not do anything in order to help them.
According to Ricky Twyford, an inspector who is managing the project, its aim was to encourage women speak up about these incidents.
“We hope this will send a message to everyone that we will not tolerate this behaviour,” Twyford commented. “We want women to feel confident that they will be listened to and their complaints will all be taken seriously.”
The national End Violence Against Women coalition, Everyday Sexism, and international movement Hollaback were drafted in assistance of the project.
This project is expected to take action against any perpetrators and at the same time to establish the scope of the problem and help its salvation.