- Making unwelcome verbal or physical advances
- Unwelcome touching in a sexual way
- Making offensive or sexually explicit comments (like catcalling)
- Persistent unwanted sexual advances
- Making derogatory sexist remarks, gestures, or suggestions
- Making sexually embarrassing ‘jokes’
- Displaying sexually explicit images or materials
- Sending inappropriate texts and emails to or about you
- Asking inappropriate sexual questions, for example about your sexual history or sexual orientation
- Report to the police
- Contact CrimeStoppers to report anonymously. CrimeStoppers often passes information to the police. You can call 0800 555 111 or report online to CrimeStoppers.
- Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre
- Rape Crisis Scotland (you call also call for free: 08088 01 03 02)
- Dundee and Angus Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
- Survivors UK (support for men)
- Sign Health (for deaf people)
- Stay Safe East (for deaf and disabled people)
- Southall Black Sisters (aimed at Black women)
If someone you know is experiencing sexual harassment
- Listen. Taking the time to listen and talk about what has happened can help.
- Signpost options. Ask them if they’re okay to talk through some possible options for support or how they might report what has happened. Do not take on the role of a counsellor or therapist.
- Help them report. If they want to, and you feel able to, you can help them report the incident or incidents.
- Information and help after rape and sexual assault (Scottish Government)
- Information and support for anyone experiencing sexual violence and harassment in the workplace (Scottish Women’s Rights Centre)
- Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.