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I  N  T  R  O  D  U  C  T  I  O  N

s6k (sektor 6 kommunikations) has embarked on a new program, sexual harassment intervention team, to change the dynamic of sexual harassment in New York City. We will be sending undercover teams around the city with the hope of isolating key areas.

The teams will consist of a model wired with a microphone, videographer, and a sight coordinator / security. The teams will be unnoticeable to the public. Only video that specifically shows harassment will be posted to the Internet and archived within the network. Links to the video will be sent to all relevant parties, media outlets and organizations. In addition, formal complaints will be filed when appropriate.

Our launch projects will be in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and key areas throughout Manhattan. It's obvious that programs attempting to address this issue after-the-fact are not minimizing the rate of the occurrence of sexual harassment. In fact, it has increased over the years, although the rate of "reported" rape and sexual assault has gone down between the years 1996 to 2006, to be a wide-ranged, yet socially tolerated epidemic.

With the growing success of the "Bait Car" police model, that makes us more determined than ever to move forward on this project.

A  C  T  I  O  N     P  L  A  N

Our strategy is simple. By randomly removing the anonymity of these lurid acts, we intend to intimidate people into curbing their aggressive social-sexual behavior. No one wants to be featured on the the act of harassing. We plan to replicate this throughout the city within 5 years by creating partnerships with other media outfits and organizations. The more organizations that take a stern, proactive approach, of any kind, we hope to create a density level that will draw "lines in the sand" saying simply, "no more."

This strategy has been used very successfully in reducing car theft with the "Bait Car" program.

T  H  E     F  A  C  T  S

In 1995, 354,670 women were the victims of a rape or sexual assault. (National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996.)

In 2005, there were 191,670 victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assaults according to the 2005 National Crime Victimization Survey (PDF, 287KB).

Of the average annual 200,780 victims in 2004-2005, about 64,080 were victims of completed rape, 51,500 were victims of attempted rape, and 85,210 were victims of sexual assault.

Contrary to the belief that rapists are hiding in the bushes or in the shadows of the parking garage, almost two-thirds of all rapes were committed by someone who is known to the victim. 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger — 38% of perpetrators were a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 28% were an intimate and 7% were another relative. National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005 It should be noted that these statistics don't take into account the estimated 58% of rapes or sexual assaults that go unreported.

FYI - We built this page in 2006 and sadly, it has not been updated, other than this FYI. Our original call for a clear "No More" movement seemed too aggressive to many at the time. Years and millions of victims later, in the era of "Time's Up!" and "Me Too" people seem much more prepared to finally say, "No More." We are revisiting this proactive attempt to get the harassers to change their behavior versus primarily continuing to get those that have been harassed to psychologically and emotionally come to grips with it

C  H  A  N  G  I  N  G     T  H  E     D  Y  N  A  M  I  C

This is an epidemic that must be stopped. Boys may no longer be perpetual boys. That has now proliferated into an extremely dangerous problem. Boys must be taught to grow into being respectful men...and grown men must be taught to be respectful. It's said that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Here comes the sun.

 W  O  R  K  I  N  G     T  O  G  E  T  H  E  R

We are hoping to form alliances with any and all organizations or people that are dedicated to proactive strategies that address sexual harassment. By strategically using various media technologies, we believe that with an aggressive campaign, we can have an effect on minimizing blatant public sexual harassment in New York City. The moment we stop saying, "boys will be boys" and "that's the way men are," we can begin to create a more respectful interaction between the genders.

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