any form of unwanted words and/or actions of a sexual nature that violate a person’s body, privacy, or feelings and make that person feel uncomfortable, threatened, insecure, scared, disrespected, startled, insulted, intimidated, abused, offended, or objectified.
Sexual harassment can be verbal, physical, gestures and movement. It is a form of sexual violence.
Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence can take place in public and private places. Harassers can be individuals or groups of men and/or women. The harasser can be a complete stranger or someone you know. The harassed person can be an individual or groups of all kinds of women and/or men, including children.
any action, words, or behaviour that makes it clear to the harasser and/other people around that sexual harassment is not tolerated, and/or supports the harassed person.
For example: Asking if the harassed person needs help, telling the harasser to stop, or calling out to other bystanders to notice the situation.