In March 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for UN Women published a report on the prevalence and reporting of sexual harassment in UK public spaces. It found that
97% of women aged 18-24 in the UK experience sexual harassment.
At the same time, Solace Women's Aid is overwhelmed as a result of an increase in violence against women in lockdown.
97 Ensemble is a campaign to raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the UK. We are working with Solace Women's Aid by giving performances at their centres and raising funds for them through our concerts.
We had our debut on 30th April at St James's Church Sussex Gardens and raised 500 pounds for Solace Women's Aid. Thank you for supporting us and our mission.