Throughout the month of August Know the Line hosted a poster campaign at tram stops in Sheffield to challenge people to know where the line is.
Sheffield Heeley Labour MP Louise Haigh (and Shadow Minister of State for Policing) visited one of the poster sites to support the campaign. “Sexual harassment and abuse remain incredibly prevalent in our society and need challenging wherever we see it. Supposedly ‘low-level’ street harassment merely sits on a wider spectrum of all abuse and violence, particularly against women and so this campaign is really important to call it out and take a stand.” Thank you for your continued support Louise.
Thanks to funding from the Lush Charity Post, Know the Line had posters at tram stops at: the University of Sheffield, Netherthorpe Road, Middlewood Road, Malin Bridge, Meadowhall and Cricket Inn Road.
The posters featured paired phrases of acceptable/unacceptable behaviours and aimed to challenge the sexual harassment of women and girls in our streets and public places and to encourage bystander intervention. The campaign hoped for the posters to spark conversations about knowing the line between acceptable respectful interactions, and unacceptable, intrusive and offensive behaviours.