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Philippines bans catcalling, wolf-whistling against women

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that penalises catcalling, wolf-whistling and other forms of gender-based street harassment against women and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The document, also known as the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act, was signed into law in April, but was released to the media on Monday.

The law imposes hefty penalties for “any unwanted and uninvited sexual actions or remarks against any person” in public spaces.

The penalties including acts like “catcalling, wolf-whistling” and other unwanted behaviours, whether verbal or physical, that are unwanted and threaten one’s sense of personal space and physical safety.

Any person found guilty of gender-based online sexual harassment will be penalised with imprisonment or a fine of between 100,000 pesos (roughly 1,959 dollars) and 500,000 pesos (roughly 9,800 dollars) or both.

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