Over 30% of students in Ireland have reported feeling sexually harassed or intimidated.
That's the message conveyed by It Stops, a new campaign for a zero tolerance approach towards sexual harassment and violence in third level institutions.
The initiative is being rolled out now by the National Women's Council of Ireland.
Manager of the Wexford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Service, Clare Williams, explains more about sexual harassment and violence.
“Under no circumstances is it acceptable, and a lot of people don’t understand what has happened until after the event, but they know themselves that they feel uncomfortable with it".
"That’s where our service comes in. Young people can ring up and talk confidentially about what has happened and the feelings associated with it".
Remember. Before you get involved, ask yourself if it’s safe and legal to intervene. If the situation is already violent or looks like it's escalating quickly, don’t directly intervene. Call the Gardaí on 999.
The only effective bystander intervention is a non-violent one. If you see or suspect domestic abuse in the South East visit www.whatwouldyoudo.ie or call 999.