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Street harassment: a difficult habit to uproot

In the province of Tucumán there are talks at construction sites to talk about street harassment.

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When a woman walks on the street alone, there are certain alarms that are automatically triggered when choosing which paths to take. If we have to go through a construction site, we instinctively cross the sidewalk or at least take a deep breath and hope it won't be such a bad drink.

With this in mind, the Tucumán Women's Secretariat is conducting a campaign that includes a series of talks on gender-based violence in construction sites, unions and collectives, in order to raise awareness among workers and prevent street harassment.

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may give rise to debate, but it is a fact that happens: construction workers are highly prone to street harassment. By custom or naturalization, it is very common for women who walk in front of the works to be thrown “compliments”.

In this sense, the Secretary for Women, María del Carmen Carillo, said that the initiative “does not seek to stigmatize workers, but rather aims to denature practices of gender-based violence in spaces where it is proven that this type of harassment is more feasible”.

Let us hope that, little by little, these behaviors can be denatured and women can fulfill a simple yearning: to be able to walk calmly down the street. On any street.

Publication Date: 16/01/2019

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