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.
Superintendent Paul McCurry of South Yorkshire Police has been a long time supporter of the Know the Line campaign. Visiting on of the poster sites he said: “Nobody should feel afraid to walk these streets. Combating the sexual harassment of women and girls in any city in any situation is our shared purpose. This city is working hard to address the issue with campaigns like this.” Thank you for your continued support Paul.
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.