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We’ve joined the fight to stop sexual harassment at gigs

Words by Leonie Cooper

Everyone deserves to feel safe at a live show. We've teamed up with organisations campaigning against sexual harassment in live music.

Grim but true: most women I know – and a fair few guys too – have been victims of sexual harassment at a gig, club or festival. From unwanted hands on hips and arses, creepy dudes pestering you after you’ve told them to go away, all manner of toxic behaviour that makes you feel unsafe and serious assault, we’ve experienced it all.

That’s why it’s so important for DICE to take a stand. We want to give you the best night out you can possibly have, one free from anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. So after speaking to the amazing Girls Against – a group of young intersectional feminists fighting sexual assault at gigs – about how we can help, we’ve worked with Good Night Out to become their first accredited ticketing partner. A grassroots response to sexual violence with a focus on nightlife communities, Good Night Out offer venues training on how to deal with incidents of sexual harassment and assault should they happen.

We
want
to
give
you
the
best
night
out
you
can
possibly
have,
one
free
from
anything
that
makes
you
feel
uncomfortable
or
unsafe.

A number of our partner venues, such as Troxy, Scala and Studio 9294, as well as members of the DICE team who deal with fans and their experience, have been brought up to speed on the appropriate response to incidents of a sensitive nature by Good Night Out. We are now proudly their first accredited ticketing partner. About time, we thought.

We want DICE to be different. We want DICE to be better. We want DICE to be safe. If you want to find out more about the fight against sexual harassment at gigs head to girlsagainst.org.uk. Or if you work at a venue and want to look at ways to become Good Night Out accredited, visit goodnightoutcampaign.org.

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