Raise awareness against sexual harassment

To denounce the sexual harassment of women in public transport, UN Women has installed a seat that reproduces the contours of the body of a man and his penis in the Mexico City metro. In front of the seat, a sign says “it is boring to travel here but it is nothing compared to the sexual violence that women experience in their daily journeys”.

In Mexico, more than 80% of women feel unsafe on public transport. In the capital, nine out of ten women are victims. According to UN Women, “sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence are a global problem that is still not very visible. Men often normalize the violence, women do not denounce it, and campaigns are insufficient to prevent it”.

Conception

Un Women in collaboration with the authorities of the Mexican capital

Place

Mexique – Mexico

Objectives

Fighting sexual harassment in public transport