Safe Gigs For Women partners with Skiddle to combat sexual harassment at gigs

Ticketing outlet and event guide Skiddle have announced they will be partnering with Safe Gigs For Women; working together to combat sexual harassment and assault at live music events.

The partnership will see Skiddle championing and supporting Safe Gigs For Women, aiming to reduce the number of cases of sexual harassment at gigs, club nights and music festivals by taking part in a series of campaigns, awareness raising events and fundraising activities.

Whilst Safe Gigs For Women are established in their work with gig-goers, venues and artists such as Frank Turner and Enter Shikari, this partnership is the first of its kind with a ticketing outlet.

Sarah Claudine from Safe Gigs For Women, commented: “We are incredibly excited by the opportunities that a partnership with Skiddle can offer our organisation. By working with a ticketing platform of their size, we hope to increase the reach of our message right across the UK, to events of all sizes.

“We want everyone to attend events knowing that they have a right to be respected, and anyone who violates or abuses that is not welcome and their actions will not be tolerated. Safe Gigs for Women has always adopted a ‘pre-emptive’ stance, tackling negative attitudes and behaviours before they have the chance to escalate, and it is our hope that a partnership with Skiddle will allow us to achieve that on a larger scale than ever before.”

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