he Suzy Lamplugh Trust are delighted to announce that we have partnered with L’Oréal Paris to exclusively bring you the expert-approved “Stand Up Against Street Harassment”  international training programme by “Right To Be”. Sessions are an hour long and free of charge to attend.

There has been unprecedented demand for bystander training from both the business world and the general public after the tragic case of Sarah Everard. People and organisations want to take steps to address the prevalence of unwanted and aggressive behaviours such as harassment that underly the broader cycle of violence against women and girls, which the Trust has worked on since its inception over three decades ago. This partnership will allow the Trust to fulfil its objective of standing against harassment alongside the wider public.

The scale of harassment and similar unwanted behaviours is significant and the need to educate the public has never been more apparent:

  • 80% of women in the UK have reported experiencing harassment in public spaces
  • 75% of UK harassment victims said no one helped
  • 93% of UK women and 90% of UK men believe there is lack of training on how to intervene
  • 86% of UK witnesses who have intervened reported that their action improved the situation
  • 86% of UK respondents say they did not intervene because they do not know what to do

*Statistics from surveys completed by L’Oréal Paris and IPSOS between 2019 – 2021.

This programme drives awareness of harassment, upskilling and empowering individuals across various settings such as schools, public transport, festivals, public spaces, and workplaces, to help defuse situations, discourage harassers, and support victims.