Journal article

Mapping Activist Responses and Policy Advocacy for Street Harassment: Current Practice and Future Directions

Bianca Fileborn

EUROPEAN JOURNAL ON CRIMINAL POLICY AND RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

This article presents findings from a comprehensive mapping exercise of activist responses to, and policy advocacy for, street harassment across the US, UK and Australia. Analysis of activist groups found that the bulk of responses constituted forms of “awareness raising” and documenting the experiences of victims, suggesting that current advocacy is largely situated within the “problem identification” phase of policy development. The extent and focus of activism and advocacy efforts varied across the three locations, with the responses advocated for shaped by local concerns and politics. In particular, activist groups diverged in their support for criminal justice responses to street harass..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded through the Australian Research Council DE190100404.