Shout-Up! is a campaign to make all patrons feel safer in venues by openly stating, that we will not tolerate abuse or sexually aggressive behaviour in our venues. It is the city taking collective responsibility to see it and tackle it.
The campaign will focus on bystander intervention by making the venues and patrons collectively responsible for the safety of women by recognising sexually aggressive behaviour. Recent research* demonstrates spend per person increases when a venue adopts a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment and creates safer spaces for patrons.
The campaign objectives are to:
- Support victims to report sexual violence or harassment and make it the responsibility of everyone in the venue
- Heighten awareness of sexual violence, with the hope that it can be prevented
- Encourage pub, club and bar-goers to consider their moral responsibility and approach to harassment
- Encourage venues and patrons to understand the impact of sexual violence and harassment on patrons, the venue and the wider night-time economy
Eight ambassador venues have been invited to be part of the initial phase of the scheme launching in time for the festive season and they are, The Cluny, The Cumberland Arms, The Ship Inn, Tyne Bank Brewery, The Tyne Bar, Ernest, The Tanners Arms and Kiln.
If you or your venue would like to be part of the campaign in 2018, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.