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  • Sexual harassment is a 'mass phenomenon' in France
  • Sexual harassment is a 'mass phenomenon' in France
    Leo Hidalgo (2015) ©

Sexual harassment is a 'mass phenomenon' in France

Sexual harassment and violence against women may be highly debated topics in France, but President François Hollande has admitted that more needs to be done to ensure women can feel safe. In directly addressing the issue, he's hoping to make this abuse less of a hidden societal problem.



  • Article image How do you feel about women-only transport options?

    In 2015, over 1,600 sexual offences were reported on London's public transport. In response, some have proposed female-only options, but with a third of women against the notion, is this really the solution? Canvas8 sat down with ten British women to find out how they feel about it.

  • Article image SafeHer: making ride-sharing safer for women

    Getting home at night as a woman can be a headache-inducing exercise in risk assessment. Public transport is gropey, ride-sharing can feel dicey, and proper taxis can empty your bank account. Can SafeHer’s promise a female-friendly alternative to Uber give women peace of mind?

  • German trains offer women a safe seat German trains offer women a safe seat

    A German train operator has announced it'll be rolling out women-only carriages. The press has linked the move to the recent sex attacks in Cologne, and while the company insists it's driven by general personal safety considerations, it's telling of how a crisis can work in a brand's favour.

  • Article image Companion: you'll never walk home alone again

    Almost a quarter of female student at US universities have experienced sexual assault. And while government initiatives have been introduced to make campuses safer, mobile app Companion appears to be having the biggest impact on freshers. How is tech being used to improve student safety?