Last week, the NYC Street Harassment Prevention Advisory Board (SHPAB) launched a citywide outreach effort to conduct a survey on the nature, prevalence, and impact of street harassment on New Yorkers.
The SHPAB is co-chaired by the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) and the New York City Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) which sits within the NYC Mayor’s Office of Equity (MOE). In partnership with community-based organizations, ENDGBV and CGE will continue its outreach efforts and host a citywide “Day of Action” tomorrow, September 27, to encourage New Yorkers to take the public survey, and to share the “End Street Harassment: A NYC Resource Guide.”
This survey will help the advisory board better understand how and where New Yorkers experience street harassment, identify people and communities most at risk, and understand what kind of prevention, education, and training resources city agencies, community members, and individuals can utilize to address this form of violence. The resource guide contains important information on how New Yorkers can prevent and respond to street harassment, including different steps people can take both in the moment and following an incident of harassment, either as a target or as a bystander, as well as resources available to support someone who has been harassed.
Day of Action: NYC Street Harassment Prevention Survey
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Brooklyn: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
- Manhattan: Washington Square North, New York, NY 10012 (across the street from 238 Thompson Street)
- Bronx: 149th Street Concourse – 2839 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455 (near the 3rd Ave 2/5 train station)
- Queens: Rufus King Park, 150-29 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY 11435
- Staten Island: Saint George Ferry Terminal, 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
ENDGBV & NYC Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) spokespersons
The Street Harassment Prevention Advisory Board
The Street Harassment Prevention Advisory Board (SHPAB), co-chaired by the NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) and the NYC Commission on Gender Equity (CGE), was instituted by Local Law 46 of 2022 and is made up of members from the City Commission on Human Rights, Office of Nightlife, the Department of Transportation, and mayoral, public advocate, and city council speaker appointees. The SHPAB advises the mayor and city council on legislation and programming, training and educational materials to promote public awareness and prevention, support and resources for victims, filing discrimination and harassment complaints, and non-criminal responses to street harassment.
Organizations that played a large role in the creation of the Board, include: Asian American Federation, Bowen Public Affairs Consulting, Center for Anti Violence Education, Girls for Gender Equity, Make the Road – TGNCIQ Justice Project, MinKwon Center, Right to Be, Translatinx Network, Transgender Equity Consulting, VIP Mujeres, and Voces Latinas.
The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) develops policies and programs, provides training and prevention education, conducts research and evaluations, performs community outreach, and operates the New York City Family Justice Centers. We collaborate with City agencies and community stakeholders to ensure access to inclusive services for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence (GBV). GBV includes intimate partner violence, family violence, elder abuse, sexual violence (which can include sexual harassment), stalking, and human trafficking. Read more about the term.
The NYC Family Justice Centers are co‐located multidisciplinary service centers providing vital social services, civil legal, and criminal justice assistance for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence and their children—all under one roof.
For more information, visit nyc.gov/ENDGBV
The NYC Commission on Gender Equity
Founded in 2015, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) works to create a deep and lasting institutional commitment to tearing down equity barriers across New York City. CGE addresses issues of inequity and discrimination facing girls, women, intersex, transgender and gender non-binary and gender non-conforming persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity/race, faith, gender expression, immigrant status, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Focusing across the areas of economic mobility and opportunity, health and reproductive justice, and safety CGE ensures that the city leads in the development and implementation of best practices in gender equitable policies and programs for its workforce and its residents. For more information, visit nyc.gov/GenderEquity or visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
Office of Equity
Launched in Spring 2022, the Mayor’s Office of Equity helps foster a fairer, more equitable city through policy, practices, and programs across all city agencies and systems. As the city’s first, centralized equity office, the Office of Equity is an integral component of Mayor Adam’s vision to build a stronger and healthier city that delivers for all New Yorkers. The Office of Equity utilizes an intersectional approach to equity and includes the Commission on Gender Equity (CGE), the former Racial Justice Commission (RJC), the Pay Equity Cabinet (PEC), the Unity Project (UP), the Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) and the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE). Together, this body of offices and commissions engage New York’s diverse communities and constituencies to create transformative change.
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