Anti-Harassment Campaign Launched
, March 7th, 2014 08:53
Fabric, Birthdays, Village Underground and more sign up to London's Good Night Out pledge
Today, a new campaign to end sexual harassment in bars, clubs and venues across London has been launched. Good Night Out urges supporting spaces to take a zero-tolerance approach to any form of harassment, distributing posters (take a look above) and having Hollaback London, the group behind the campaign, work with staff to deal with reports of harassment. Venues currently signing the pledge include Fabric, Birthdays, The Old Blue Last, Village Underground, Shacklewell Arms, Ministry Of Sound, Dance Tunnel, Dalston Superstore, The Alibi and the University of London Union bar.
Says Julia Gray, co-director of Hollaback: "Groping, bum-slapping, and sexually aggressive behaviour are all too common aspects of night outs in London. We started this campaign because so many women and LGTBQ people submit stories of harassment and even assault in clubs and pubs to our website; and these experiences are now so commonplace that they're actually putting people off going out altogether. We're challenging our nighttime economy to create safer nights out for all their customers. Taking on our up-front, coordinated approach means sending a public message that this behaviour won't go unchallenged. We're completely independent and are encouraging everyone to tweet their experiences on #goodnightout so we can ensure the pledge is put into practice."