In April 2022, Suzy Lamplugh Trust started delivering Stand Up Against Harassment training, in partnership with L’Oreal Paris. This training is designed to empower delegates to be active bystanders when they see harassment taking place, without putting their own personal safety at risk.

Research from both L’Oréal Paris and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust has found that 80% of women in the UK have reported experiencing harassment in public spaces and 88% of people in the UK have experienced some form of unwanted behaviour on public transport in the past five years despite reduced footfall during the pandemic, with the most common behaviours being staring, intimidatingly sitting or standing right by someone, and verbal abuse.

These free 30 minute webinars are available to book throughout the year, focusing on the 5 D’s of bystander intervention, which was originally pioneered by Right To Be.

Tackling the prevalence of unwanted and aggressive behaviours such as harassment that underly the broader cycle of violence against women and girls is a key priority for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. The programme drives awareness of harassment, upskilling and empowering bystanders across various settings such as public transport, educational institutions, festivals, public spaces, and workplaces, to help defuse situations, discourage harassers, and support victims.

This is a global programme, aiming to train over 1.5 million people worldwide. It drives awareness of street harassment with a call-to-action for a change in how public harassment is perceived, enabling those who witness it to feel confident to intervene as well as provide support to those being harassed. This is training that is open to everyone and we recommend that you sign up to one of our upcoming Stand Up Against Harassment training courses now.