Week In Our Shoes: Recognition Edition

Hello Hollabackers!

 

Screen Shot 2013-12-14 at 5.50.11 PMThis week Hollaback! was featured by WHYY, the NPR station in Philadelphia, The Korean Herald and Girls Globe.

 

Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

 

Hollaback Alberta’s, Laura Alston won the Government of Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award for 2013! Congrats!

Hollaback! Winnipeg recently gained  support of the local Status of Women who helped get HB!Winnipeg team up to take action in the work/consult/knowledge share with provincial policy makers, the local police, the national police, and community orgs as a part of the UN Women’s Safe City Global Initiative. Winnipeg is the first Canadian city to do so. Congrats!!

Hollaback! Boston produced this amazing video (image taken from video above), thanks to a volunteer. HB!Boston also presented a workshop on street harassment to 100 girls at Hartford Public High School, and held a workshop for teen girls at our local Boys and Girls Club.

Hollaback! Belfast participated in Human Rights Week at an event called The Anatomy of Women’s Rights

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio held a 1.5 hour workshop for 25 students at Trimble High School and are excited to go back next week for the second segment.

Hollaback! Polska signed and promoted an open letter in protest to women objectification in national campaign for safe roads. The protest concerned this film and this comic. The letter was addressed to Advertising Ethics Commission, Equal Rights Commissioner and to the National Roads and Autostrades Head Office (the author of campaign). Their complaint was signed by few other feminist NGO’s and sent yesterday.

Till next week –

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

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