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21 October - 17 November
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Tackling Street Harassment of Women: Access and Barriers to Being Active

Photograph of a woman dressed in workout clothing running past a wall covered in graffiti

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

Join us for an illuminating evening focusing on women's use of space in Greater Manchester: what are the barriers to being active and how can we make public spaces more accessible to women? 

We will be showcasing visual outputs from three impactful research projects. Through posters, quotes, infographics, photographs, you will have the opportunity to explore how research and social sciences helps create safer environments for everyone to live in! 

The three projects presented at the exhibition are: 

  • The Abuse of Women Who Run, a University of Manchester N8 funded project aiming to understand more about the experience and fears of women who run; 
  • Right to the Streets, a Trafford based project funded by Home Office Safer Streets aiming to make streets safer by tackling gender based harassment and violence; 
  • What Women Want, funded by the ESRC IAA which surveyed GM women about their perceptions of safety and their experiences of walking and cycling in the region. 

More than simply showcasing existing research, we want to hear about your experiences! 

You will have the opportunity to complete short cards reflecting on your thoughts about the three projects, how they relate to your own experience in Greater Manchester, and what you would like to see in the future. 

We will be circulating during the event to engage with you and answer any questions you may have. 

What’s it about?

This event is intended to highlight, consider and reflect on women’s use of space in Greater Manchester.  

The exhibition is an opportunity for communities in the Greater Manchester Area to engage with the research being conducted locally.  

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Rose Broad, Senior Lecturer – Criminology, University of Manchester

Dr Caroline Miles, Senior Lecturer – Criminology, University of Manchester 

Dr Rosalind Shorrocks, Senior Lecturer – Politics, University of Manchester

Eve Holt, Director for Greater Sport and Strategic Lead for GM Moving

Open to

This event is open to all.

Of particular interest to

The exhibition will be of particular interest to women who use public space for activity (walking, running, exercising) and men who are interested in how their behaviour shapes women’s fears and experiences. 

Event Booking details

No booking is required to visit the exhibition. If you would like to have a reminder of the event, you can register for a ticket on Eventbrite.

This event is a drop-in so show up whenever works for you and stay as long or as little as you like.