As accusations of sexual misconduct keep growing, the need to respond to sexual harassment and assault is more urgent than ever.

- How do you think sexual harassment could be fought at European level?

- Which concrete measures would you propose?

- Can you come up with successful example projects at local or national level?

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- How do you think sexual harassment could be fought at European level? First of all, the situation is critical in Europe concerning sexual harassment. According to a survey of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, more than half women have already experienced sexual physical of violence since the age of 15. Measures need to be set. Indeed, the EU Parliament condemns such behaviors and try to find solutions with debates for men as part of the solution. Several resolutions have been adopted. At European level, institutions and more campaigns should be created to prevent and make the population aware of the current situation on women harassment, legislation ought to be strengthened in every country. Also, warning is primordial to tackle the problem. Europe should strongly control laws in each member of the EU and institute a common rule urgently signed up by all governments. Thus, the EU’s role is essential; different measures to prevention and actions are taken. - Which concrete measures would you propose? Sexual harassment should be said at loud and not be hidden anymore, the situation is urgent. Improvements in communication and defense must be done in the laws. But before that, it first concerns social standards that should be changed as women emancipation needs to be more accepted. If the place of women in our society would be equal as the place of men, they would own more confidence and such behaviors would be avoided. Furthermore, consent is a consequence of women emancipation. If women would have their word and wouldn’t be treated as beasts by some men, harassment will decrease. We also propose another improvement: a special section in the police dedicated to sexual harassment to help women should be created to insure them security and support for example when it comes to sexual harassment at work, and thus assure them their job place. But we ought never forget that sexual harassment happens also to men. - Can you come up with successful example projects at local or national level? At our level, we have to organize more discussions and debates in the younger class to take away prejudice and to aware the young generations. Or simply, create projects in common in our school to put words on this situation and speak out about it. To conclude, sexual harassment is still present in our world, but we can notice a positive evolution. Therefore, this is why we should stay engaged in this cause and stay informed and attentive.
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The need to do something about sexual harassment is urgent and we need to act now to not loose this opportunity. The legislation in member states of the EU needs to be improved and harmonized, while the position of the victims of sexual harassment/assault must be strenghtened. I suggest some improvements such as: 1. Having an education program or course in high schools about consent. 2. Introducing into national legislation a law that don’t put the victim of sexual assault into a state where she/he needs to meet certain ”criteria” to get the perpetrator convicted. 3. Introducing a group within the police force to deal with cases of sexual assault/harassment so victims don’t have to use social media as a last way out to get justice. 4. Provide a simple traning program for workplaces and other institutions to learn about e.g. Frozen fright etc. 5. Have institutions to enable a simple reporting-system for cases of sexual harassment (even a simple form, where one can be anonymous could work).

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Sexual harassment can be fought by a number of ways: 1. There must not be any publication of the accused until it is proven they did commit the crime as once a person is accused of this kind of crime, even if they are cleared of it, it sticks with them forever so we must be absolutely sure it is true. 2. Immediate investigations should be launched as soon as a report is made and not left to get worse. 3. Promote equality between the sexes and ensure that it is being implied. 4. Send the message to both males and females that they are safe to report it and their cases will be dealt with in a discreet and serious manner.
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