France: New Law Penalizes Men for Street Harassment of Women and Girls
Friday, September 28, 2018 11:50 AM

France adopted a new law in August that imposes fines of up to 750 Euros for sexual harassment and aggression against women in public, or street harassment. The law is intended to deter “predatory remarks and harassment such as wolf-whistles.” In September, a court issued the first penalty under the law to a man who was sexually and physically aggressive with a woman riding a bus near Paris. 


Compiled from: First Street Sexual Harassment Find Imposed in France, BBC News (September 25, 2018).