Gender-based violence (GBV) is a crucial, but often overlooked public health, equality and human rights crisis. GBV covers a spectrum of violence and harassment.
This includes, but is not limited, to domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Street and sexual harassment are the most common forms experienced. One study showed 85% of young women in the UK experienced sexual harassment and 90% are estimated to remain unreported.
These are serious incidents and shouldn't be taken lightly (i.e. 'Just' a comment, 'just one guy'). If we understand the scale of all forms of GBV we can be better at preventing them from happening.