Grace, like most women, has been harassed on the street. But her abuse is also racist

SBS News
Accessed 16 April 2021
By Fernanda Fain-Binda


It’s Not a Compliment also wants to draw attention to the increase in racialised harassment, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maria Hach, senior research and advocacy officer at the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health in Victoria says it it a concerning trend.

“We know that migrant and refugee women experience sexual harassment differently because it’s tied to histories of racism,” she says. “We’ve noticed the rise in racial vilification of women of colour since COVID-19, here and across the world.”

“The drivers of this kind of behaviour occur at all levels. It’s about how women of colour and migrant women are discriminated against based on their gender, but also their race.”

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