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Week in Our Shoes: Information Nation Edition

Hello Hollabackers!

1534759_565656900185620_1111346349_o This week, Hollaback! was featured in The Ottawa CitizenLawctopus, and University of Ottawa’s Fulcrum.

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

Hollaback! Boston has issued a call to action to the city of Boston to reconsider personal safety messages and examine how they lead to unintentional blaming of victims. HB! Boston also currently has an opening for a spring semester intern. Join their team today!

Hollaback! Israel has announced a new project titled “New Station” in which they’ll focus on putting a stop to harassment in public transportation stations. Community members are encouraged to share their stories and identify specific public transportation spots that have become inaccessible due to street harassment. Once information is collected, HB! Israel will be reporting the information to planning and municipal authorities.

Hollaback! Melbourne has announced the launch of their new enewsletter! Subscribers will be sent monthly updates on what they are working on, interesting articles relating to street harassment around the world, as will as limited edition materials available for download.

Hollaback! Mumbai is hosting a Tweet-a-thon on January 26th at 2pm IST. The conversation will revolve around topics regarding equality, discrimination, and safety in public spaces. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #RightRepublic.

Let’s keep the conversations going! Awesome work HOLLAs!

HOLLA and out!

- The Hollaback! Team

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Week In Our Shoes: Getting the Word Out Edition!

Hello Hollabackers!

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This week Hollaback! was featured in UNCW Swoop: Faculty & Staff Newsletter, Redwood Bark, Elixher, Ottawa Citizen and Gothamist.

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

Hollaback! Berlin was featured in a radio interview. Listen to it (in German) here!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio gave 45 min lessons to twenty seven 8th graders at Vinton Middle School on street harassment, consent, deconstructing rape culture, and bystander intervention. HB! AO has also been preparing some awesome crafts for their upcoming art show and has seen some of their street art go viral on We Chalk Walk.

Hollaback! Boston has added a new workshop on the intersection of race and street harassment, and  shared the reading list they put together when they facilitated a discussion on the same topic. Check it out!

Hollaback! Ghent co-signed the Rainbow Charter against homophobia in their city. It is a co-operation between the City Administration for Equality, police, schools, and several partnering organisations which work for LGBTQ-rights. The network has six main goals supported by several projects. The main goals are: to inform the citizens of Ghent, assemble knowledge and work with experts, raise equal chances and safety in the city, interest for LGBTQ representation in image building of the city, support LGBTQ in Ghent and cooperate with a broad network of partners.

Hollaback! Hamilton has recruited 10-12 students from local universities to join their Hollaback team!

Hollaback! Mumbai has initiated a Campus Ambassador Program for collegians in Mumbai! HB! Mumbai was also contacted by a national radio show at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to speak about an upcoming documentary.

Hollaback! Ottawa has been featured in media and press recently due to a serial rapist in the area, they have been working to contextualize the situation as well as critiquing the manner the police have, up to this point, addressed the assaults.

 

 

Great work HOLLAs!

HOLLA AND OUT!

-The Hollaback! Team

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Week In Our Shoes: Welcome 2014 Edition

Hello Hollabackers!

On the Catwalk SSThis week Hollaback! was featured in Il Messaggero,TheHuffington Post, PGH City Paper,and BuildingCommunities, Ending Violence

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

Hollaback! Polska began a campaign against Tomasz Guział, a local politician. After the rape of a woman jogging through a public park, Guział posted victim blaming comments to his twitter. After the case was dropped by police because they were not able to locate the criminal Guział began to publicly state that there was no rape to begin with, demanding proof from the victim and apologies from feminists. HB!P then started this FB Event. Guział shortly issued a non-apology to HB!P and HB!’s comments in response went viral.

Hollaback! Berlin will be giving a talk at the University in Halle, Germany titled “Julia Brilling: Alltäglicher Sexismus, Street Harassment und die HollaBack!-Bewegung” or “Julia Brilling: Everyday Sexism, Street Harassment and th Hollaback! Movement”

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio was featured in this awesome documentary, “On the Catwalk,” a screen shot of the film featured above.

Way to bring in the New Year Hollas!

-The Hollaback! Team

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Week In Our Shoes: The Last Edition of 2013

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Hello Hollabackers!

During the last weeks of 2013, Hollaback! was featured by She Rights, The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Straight, The Province, Ottawa Citizen, Velvet Butter Blog, Truth Out and Jezebel (plus a few others that will surely be included once the holiday break is over and the press list is updated!).

 

Hollaback’s DD, Debjani Roy, was chosen as one of  20 women to join the 2013  Progressive Women’s Voices Class at the Women’s Media Center. Congrats!

 

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

 

Hollaback! Korea held their site launch party and got tons of great press covering the event! They posted lots of pictures and even some video of the event!

Hollaback! Houston also had amazing launch party called Holla From the Rooftop, check out their pictures of the event here!

Hollaback! Vancouver was interviewed for their first radio spot!

Hollaback! Philly will be featured in an amazing documentaryStreets To Call Our Own! The film will cover “the emergence of the anti-street harassment movement and the current efforts of HollabackPHILLY … through the lens of Philadelphia.” Check out the trailer on the kickstater page.

 

Way to close out 2013 HOLLAs!!!!
-The Hollaback! Team

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Last day of the 31 days of HOLLA!

On the last day of our 31 days of HOLLA campaign, we would like to thank all of our Hollaback! site leaders for the amazing work that they do, and all of our donors for making our work possible.

Check out our 2013 State of the Streets report to read more about what our site leaders have accomplished this year and what Hollaback! has planned for 2014.

On the 31st day of HOLLA, donate to the movement to end street harassment and help us continue to train and support site leaders around the world!

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! LA

On the 29th day of HOLLA, we’re basking in the sunshine with team Hollaback! Los Angeles.

Hollaback! LA launched in April and since then, have blown us away. From on-the-ground workshops to presenting at HOLLA::Revolution, Hollaback! LA is a strong presence on the West Coast. Also, their team created, hands-down, one of the cutest cats against catcalling posters we’ve ever seen.

Support Hollaback! LA on their site at http://la.ihollaback.org/

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! South Africa

On the 28th day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re highlight the amazing work of team Hollaback! South Africa!

This year Hollaback! South Africa’s site leader spoke about street harassment in South African Cosmopolitan Magazine. Whoa!

Show Hollaback! South Africa your support on their site at http://southafrica.ihollaback.org/

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Kathmandu

On the 27th day of HOLLA, the spotlight is on team Hollaback! Kathmandu!

This year, Hollaback! Kathmandu site leader Supriya had a piece on street harassment published in Navyaata Magazine. Amazing!

Show Hollaback! Kathmandu your support on their site at http://ktmnepal.ihollaback.org/ and donate to our site leader training today.

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Philly

On the 26th day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re turning the spotlight on Hollaback! Philly.

2013 has been an amazing year for Hollaback! Philly. In early April, Hollaback! Philly’s anti-street harassment ads went up in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) trains all over the city. On May 25th, Hollaback! Philly celebrated the launch of their comic book, Hollaback: Red, Yellow, Blue, which you should check out right now! And, just this November, Hollaback! Philly held a public hearing on street harassment with city council!

Way to go team Hollaback! Philly! Show them your support on the 26th day of HOLLA at http://philly.ihollaback.org/

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Chandigarh

It’s the 25th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and today we’re looking at team Hollaback! Chandigarh.

On March 15th, Hollaback! Chandigarh organized the first ever Queer Pride March in the city, bringing out over 200 supporters. It was the first time LGBTQIA issues were addressed publicly in Chandigarh. On May 2nd, one of the site leaders, Rubina, was featured in Femina, an extremely well-known national magazine in India, chronicling her success as a Site Leader for Hollaback!

To learn more about Hollaback! Chandigarh, check out their profile in Hollaback!’s 2013 State of the Streets Report.

Go Hollaback! Chandigarh! To support Hollaback! Chandigarh, check out their site at http://chd.ihollaback.org/

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