Dalston’s bars are clamping down on sexual harassment

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Bars including the Alibi, Birthdays, Dance Tunnel, Dalston Superstore and the Shacklewell Arms have joined a London-wide clampdown on sexual harassment.

The Good Night Out campaign, run by anti-harassment organization Hollaback, asks venues to sign up to a zero-tolerance approach to harassment.

In addition to several bars in Dalston, other London venues including Fabric, Ministry of Sound and Village Underground have signed the following pledge:

“We want you to have a great night out. No matter how minor it seems, if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable, you can report it to a member of our staff. They will believe you and make sure it doesn’t have to ruin your night.”

Dan Beaumont, owner of Dalston Superstore and Dance Tunnel, said: “We have worked hard over the years to ensure we’re welcoming in a gay-friendly crowd, so we already operate a zero-tolerance aggressive behaviour policy. Good Night Out and its message chime perfectly with this, so it’s great to see more venues taking this approach.”

The campaign has been backed by organizations including the End Violence Against Women Coalition and Everyday Sexism. For more information see ldn.ihollaback.org and goodnightout.tumblr.com.