This week the Fawcett Society has issued a report on changing attitudes in the wake of the #MeToo movement This has shown increasing awareness.
Findings include that in the 18-34 age group over 50% say that they are now more likely to speak up against sexual harassment, including 58% of young men
However on the downside the 1752 group recently found in the survey ‘Silencing Students: institutional responses to staff sexual misconduct in higher education’ a lack of response to allegations in universities. Their report includes data from interviews with students or early career academics who experienced sexual misconduct from academic staff and tried to report it, as well as analysis of policies across UK higher education institutions in relation to staff sexual misconduct and conflicts of interest.
In other areas of the world a blog posting by VoxDev found that In Delhi, India, 95% of women aged 16-49 report feeling unsafe in public spaces (UN Women and ICRW 2013). They discuss how this impacts on university study.