A third of women say they’ve been harassed on the tube

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A third of women say they’ve been harassed on the tube
29th October 2014

A new poll by Thomson Reuters Foundation shows that 45% of women would like a female only tube carriage.

Nineteen percent of women polled said they had been physically harassed and a third had been verbally abused.

London ranked behind New York, Beijing and Tokyo for women feeling safe on public transport. 

The poll also revealed that, if they were being harassed, 74% of women in London would not be confident bystanders would come to their aid.
James Banks went to Elephant and Castle to further discuss the findings.

Monique Villa, CEO the Thomson Reuters Foundation, who commissioned the poll, says a a gender specific carriage will not solve the fundamental issues of safety.


Rachel Griffin is the director of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. She explains how women can stay safe on public transport and how best to help reduce the risk of violence and aggression.


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