Asking a woman for her number may become illegal in France

France is working on putting an end to street harassment. The nation has announced a ban on bugging women for their phone numbers and following them. 

The crackdown comes after a survey revealed that virtually all women in France have been harassed on public transportation.

During his election campaign, France's new leader, Emmanuel Macron, has pledged to end the harassment. 

Gender equality minister Marlene Schiappa is attempting to define the punishment for street harassment.

Some lawyers say such instances would be difficult to prove and that men should only be prosecuted if a police officer witnesses an offense.

Of course, street harassment is nothing new. In New York, offenders can be slapped with a $250 fine. 

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Supporters of French President Elect Emmanuel Macron celebrate near the Louvre museum after early results were announced in the second round vote in the 2017 presidential elections in Paris, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Outgoing French President Francois Hollande (L) and President-elect Emmanuel Macron attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane De Sakutin/Pool
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Mori/Pool
Supporters of French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron wave French national flags as they celebrate in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7, 2017, following the announcement of the results of the second round of the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on May 7, 2017 in a resounding victory over far-right Front National (FN - National Front) rival after a deeply divisive campaign, initial estimates showed. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Outgoing French President Francois Hollande (R) and President-elect Emmanuel Macron attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane De Sakutin/Pool
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage May 7, 2017 at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France. Picture taken May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
French President elect Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux celebrate May 7, 2017 on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France. Picture taken May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
French President elect Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux celebrate on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Supporters of former elected president Emmanuel Macron celebrating his winning at Louvre Pyramid square in Paris on May 7, 2017 (Photo by David Cordova/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 07: Supporters celebrate at a rally for Emmanuel Macron, outside the Louvre on May 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Gyori Antoine /Corbis via Getty Images)
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux celebrate on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre after results in the 2017 presidential election in Paris, France May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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