Victim-blaming feeding young women’s fear of public spaces

Image: Thomas Hawk, Flickr.

Nearly a third of young women and girls surveyed in a new report said they feel unsafe alone in public spaces at night.

It also found a number of them believed clothing choices made them partly responsible for harassment or aggressive behaviour in public.

Advocates though say victim-blaming needs to be cast aside and public spaces need to be made safe for everyone, regardless of gender.

Download Audio

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution