Achieving Justice for Street Harassment

APN Rainbow HeartAs an LGBTIQ person, have you ever experienced street harassment? If so, researchers at the University of Melbourne are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about your experiences of street harassment, and your perceptions of justice in relation to street harassment.

Street harassment includes a broad range of behaviours that take place in public spaces. Some common examples include, but are not limited to, catcalling and unwanted verbal comments, leering / staring, car-horn honking, being followed, and unwanted touching.

While street harassment is often sexualised in nature, it can also take the form of racism, transphobia, homophobia and biphobia, and ableism. For this project, researchers would like to speak to anyone who has a self-defined experience of street harassment.

Would this project be a good fit for me? – this study might be a good fit for you if:
• You are age 18 or older
• Have experienced street harassment (self-defined)
• Currently live in Victoria or New South Wales
• Are interested in talking to a researcher about your experiences
• People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome to participate in this study

What would happen if I took part in the research study? – if you decide to take part, you would:
• Complete and online mapping exercise, and a one-on-one interview
• Interviews are being conducted online during COVID-19
• Interviews will take approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete

Will I be paid to take part in this study?
Yes, participants will be reimbursed for their time and expertise with a $100 Coles/Myer gift voucher.

This project has been approved by the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee, ID: 2056150.1 For more information, visit: for details. Contact Dr Bianca Fileborn – email: / phone: (03) 8344 2916