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Paris Public Transport Sexual Harassment

Paris Public Transport Sexual Harassment



5/6/15

Something to think about  when using Public Transport in Paris
Paris is an extraordinary place. The civilized beauty of it's gardens and architecture can lead the visitor to feeling a false sense of security as they travel throughout the city. Street crime has been steadily growing over the past few years with pickpockets, street scammers and snatch and grabs leading the way. Another insidious crime has also been increasing; sexual harassment on Public Transport.

Interestingly, studies have shown that harassment does not usually take place on the Metro or RER late at night but rather on buses and school buses between 10.00 and 16.00.  Groping, verbal harassment and intimidation have all been reported as regular occurrences. Experiencing this type of abuse is upsetting and challenging for all women but female visitors to the city may feel particularly confronted and helpless, especially if they do not speak French.

If you find yourself the…