French public transport unsafe for women

World December 21, 2017 19:00

paris - In a period of just over two years, 220,000 women have been harassed in public transport in France. The charges varied from kissing, to rape. Also 47,000 men reported sexual intimidation.

The data comes from the French organization that monitors the crime figures, the ONDRP. These figures relate to the years 2014 and 2015. In most cases, sexual harassment occurred in public transport when the vehicle was driving so that the victim could not flee. The Paris region in particular proved particularly unsafe for women.

As a result of the affair surrounding the American film producer Harvey Weinstein, a critical discussion about insecurity has also started in France. President Macron announced last month that he would take measures to give the French more information about sexism and violence against women.

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