A promotional image for the Time to Intervene initiative in Bangkok that is predicated on the belief bystanders can intervene to prevent or deter sexual harassment on public transport – a major issue for girls and women in cities around the world. Photo: Theung Wela Pheuk

Sexual harassment on public transport: the worst place for it, and how cities around the world are combating the menace of predatory men

  • In London, where reports of sexual harassment on the Underground have soared by 42 per cent in four years, covert police patrols aim to catch men in the act
  • Other cities have launched apps to alert transport users and report abusers, or deployed women-only train carriages and buses
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A promotional image for the Time to Intervene initiative in Bangkok that is predicated on the belief bystanders can intervene to prevent or deter sexual harassment on public transport – a major issue for girls and women in cities around the world. Photo: Theung Wela Pheuk
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