One in four women have experienced sexual harassment in public spaces in Canada
(Graphic by Aneta Rebiszewski/Ryersonian) It’s 1 o’clock in the morning. The lights of the bar are dimmed and the black lights wash everything in a purple glow. The DJ is…
“You’re lucky you’re a pretty girl who has lots of friends because without looks you don’t get any of that.” This was a message I received in my Facebook inbox from a complete stranger.
A new app and ad campaign from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) aims to deter harassment and offer increased support to victims.
SafeTTC, launched earlier this month, allows transit riders to report an incident to transit control, or call 911 if it’s an emergency. Users can send texts, photos or videos. The seriousness of the issue will be assessed and transit enforcement officers or police officers will be dispatched as needed.
With Wednesday having been International Women’s Day, The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s J-Talks event on harassment of women in the media seemed appropriate.