Men in Peru could face stiff punishment for street harassment

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Peru is cracking down on sexual harassment in its streets. A new law could put offenders behind bars for up to 12 years.

CCTV’s Dan Collyns filed this report from Lima.

Men in Peru could face stiff punishment for street harassment

Men in Peru could face stiff punishment for street harassment

Peru is cracking down on sexual harassment in its streets. A new law could put offenders behind bars for up to 12 years. CCTV's Dan Collyns filed this report from Lima.

Highlights:

  • Wolf-whistles and cat-calls are said to be very common in the streets of Peru.
  • Men making these noises and said to be sexually harassing women in the street could face jail time under a new law.
  • Those who harass minors could face up to 12 years in jail.
  • A viral video attracting attention to what’s said to be a growing problem of street harassment in Peru has reportedly prompted this new legislation.
  • Legal experts say the new law is difficult to enforce.