Knowing what sexual violence is can be the first step in addressing the problem.
How do you or your mates act when you see a woman walking down the street? What sort of messages would you send a girl that you’re trying to impress? How would you react if the girl you were interested in asked you to stop kissing her?
Violence against women isn’t just physical abuse – it's far wider than that. Behaviour such as catcalling, up-skirting, wolf-whistling, sharing unsolicited nude images, or harassing women in a public space are all classed as sexual violence.
It’s time for us all to recognise what sexual violence is and to think about the way we treat women. Together, we need to educate ourselves on what violence against women is, what signs to look out for, and what we should do when we see these types of behaviours happening. Let’s help make Cambridgeshire a safer place for everyone.