Shouting back: street harassment & justice
Our Shouting Back project explores the justice needs of street harassment victims and their preferred justice responses.
International research and anecdotal evidence collected through online activist sites have documented the pervasive and harmful nature of street harassment. Despite this, many forms of street harassment are not responded to in current Australian legislation or through other informal means.
With this project, we seek to address this gap by establishing the justice needs of street harassment victims, and exploring the types of justice responses required to meet these needs. Given the shortage of research on street harassment in Australia, this research also seeks to explore participants' experiences with street harassment, and the ways in which these experiences are shaped or informed by demographic variables such as gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity.
Together, this aims to inform the production of policy, practice and legislative responses to street harassment developed from the starting point of victims' needs and experiences.