Region: Germany
Civil rights

It is 2020. Catcalling should be punishable.

Petition is directed to
Christine Lambrecht (Bundesministerin der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz), Dr. Franziska Giffey (Bundesministerin für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend) & Bundesregierung
69.444 Supporters 67.900 in Germany
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  1. Launched September 2020
  2. Collection finished
  3. Submitted
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  5. Failed

Petition wurde nicht eingereicht

at 22 Dec 2021 00:11

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Änderungen an der Petition

at 09 Sep 2020 19:45

Es lag ein Formatierungsfehler vor, dieser wurde nun korrigiert. .


Neuer Petitionstext: **It is 2020. Catcalling should be punishable.**
Not every man does it, but every woman knows the problem.
*Catcalling*, is one kind of verbal sexual harassment.
*Catcalls* are not to be confused with compliments:
*„Ey gorgeous“*, *„Ayy nice ass“* or inappropriate gestures and noises are not compliments.
Catcalling is rather the exercise of dominance and power.
Why does one do that in the first place?
The answer is simple: because one can.
** Let **Let us all work together to make sure one cannot do it anymore.****
anymore.**
Verbal sexual harassment is not an offence in Germany.
A prerequisite for sexual harassment is sexually determined physical contact.
So that means sexual harassment without touching is okay?
** The **The solution to the problem: Verbal sexual harassment needs its own place in the law.**
Catcalling cases can be punished with fines, for example.


Neue Begründung: Even more important than the fines is the awareness that is being created.
German law should be a guide for what is right and wrong.
A law against catcalling demonstrates that verbal sexual harassment is definitely wrong.
Sounds abstract, elaborate and impossible to implement?
** In **In France, catcalling has been a criminal offence since 2018** and is punishable by fines of up to 750 euros. Catcalling is also illegal in Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands.
You don't have to be a woman and you do not have to have a daughter or a sister to be against sexual harassment. **The Catcalling Law applies equally to every gender.**
We talk about equality on a regular basis, but we are not moving forward, especially when it comes to legislation. Let us create a legal tool to defend oneself against oppressive and disrespectful comments.
**It is 2020. Verbal sexual harassment should be punishable.**

Unterschriften zum Zeitpunkt der Änderung: 36.350 (35.362 in Deutschland)


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