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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Melbourne!

It’s the 21st day of HOLLA and today we’re looking at the amazing work of team Hollaback! Melbourne!

This week, the team celebrated Melbourne’s HOLLAdays in style, holding an open meeting on December 10th with a great turnout!

Show your support to Hollaback! Melbourne by visiting their site at http://melbourne.ihollaback.org/ and check out their amazing guest blogger series on street harassment!

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Muncie

It’s the 19th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and today we’re looking at one of our recently launched sites, Hollaback! Muncie!

Hollaback! Muncie just launched this December and they’ve hit the ground running. Just this December 9th, Hollaback! Muncie held a successful anti-street harassment walk…in -15 degree windchill. Whew!

Show some support for the newly launched Hollaback! Muncie on their site at http://muncieindy.ihollaback.org/

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! NYC

It’s the 18th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and we’re looking at Hollaback! NYC!

Along with Interns Sarah, Maya, and Stacy, Hollaback! NYC published “Harassment Is” – an intersectional approach to street harassment. Check it out here:http://www.ihollaback.org/harassment-is/

Show some support for our NYC Hollaback! site at http://nyc.ihollaback.org/

 

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio

On the 17th day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re turning towards team Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio launched in April of 2013 and have been making huge strides in the movement against street harassment ever since. In May, the team began their Bystander Intervention Training for area bartenders, working together to create safer spaces free of harassment. Recently, Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio has been actively working with F*CKRAPECULTURE, speaking at events and rallies.

Go team Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio! Support our site leaders and share your story at http://appalachianohio.ihollaback.org/

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Korea

It’s the 16th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and today we’re highlighting yet another newly launched site, Hollaback! Korea!

Team Hollaback! Korea just launched this December with a strong team of site leaders challenging street harassment in Korea! The team organized their launch party this December 14th and had a huge turnout!

Great job Hollaback! Korea! To support Hollaback! Korea and share your story, visit http://korea.ihollaback.org/

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Hamilton

On the 14th day of HOLLA, the spotlight is on team Hollaback! Hamilton!

Hollaback! Hamilton launched this year – and what a year it’s been! Since their launch, they’ve had their first chalk walk, spoke at the Hamilton leadership summit on women and political activism, spoke at McMaster University’s Take Back the Night, and created supportive anti-street harassment cards for all you amazing bystanders out there.

We can’t wait to see what the next year brings for team Hollaback! Hamilton! Show them your support and share your story at http://hamiltonont.ihollaback.org/

 

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Italy

On the 13th day of our 31 days of HOLLA campaign, we’re highlighting the work of Hollaback! Italy!

This year alone, Hollaback! Italy has doubled in size, adding on three awesome volunteers (welcome to the team!). They’ve held two chalk walks in Milan and pushed the public transportation agency to create anti-harassment campaigns on buses and the metro.

Way to go team Hollaback! Italy! Show them some support and share your story at http://italia.ihollaback.org/

 

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Brussels

On the 12th day of HOLLA, the spotlight is on the amazing team Hollaback! Brussels.

The team writes,
“Hollaback! Brussels is thankful that so many voices have spoken through our site in 2013. We have loved getting creative in Brussels and have been so inspired by the people we have met during our Share the Streets, Chalk Walk, numerous debates, speaking at the parliament, having conversations on intersectionality, new partners, rallies and new adventures!”

Way to go Hollaback! Brussels! Send them your support at http://brussels.ihollaback.org/

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Alberta

It’s the 11th day of HOLLA and today we are thankful for the amazing work of team Hollaback! Alberta.

2013 has been an incredibly successful year for the team. Notably, Hollaback! Alberta was interviewed on CTV primetime this November. Watch Lauren and Renee do the movement proud here: http://www.albertaprimetime.com/Stories.aspx?pd=5830

Show Hollaback! Alberta your support at http://alberta.ihollaback.org/ and donate to Hollaback!’s site leader training today.

 

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Press Release: Hollaback! Responds to Limbaugh’s “Human Nature” Comments

RUSH LIMBAUGH CALLS SEXUAL HARASSMENT “HUMAN NATURE” AND TELLS WOMEN “WILL YOU PLEASE TELL YOUR BREASTS TO STOP STARING AT MY EYES?”

Hollaback! launches a petition to demand an apology for Rush’s latest attack on women.

[BROOKLYN, NY] On his show yesterday Rush Limbaugh dismissed a new study on street harassment and objectification by stating, “[Liberals] just despise basic human nature.” He then suggested that men should “walk up to the woman and say, ‘Will you please ask your breasts to stop staring at my eyes?’” Hollaback! has launched a petition on change.org to demand a public apology.

Street harassment is the most common form of gender-based violence globally. Long-term impacts include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder. At ihollaback.org, victims report missing school, changing jobs or moving homes to avoid exposure.

“Street harassment isn’t ‘human nature,’ it’s a form of violence. Rush’s grim view of “human nature” ignores the many good men who are out there — supporting women, respecting women, and working alongside women to build a world where everyone has the right to feel safe and confident,” said Executive Director Emily May. Hollaback! was co-founded by three men and four women in 2005, and men remain an active part of the movement.

A link to the petition demanding that Rush Limbaugh publicly apologize can be found here: http://chn.ge/19zu8oe.

About Hollaback! : Hollaback! is a worldwide movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology.  By collecting women and LGBTQ folks’ stories and pictures in a safe and shareable way with our mobile phone applications, Hollaback! is creating a crowd-sourced initiative to end street harassment. Hollaback! breaks the silence that has perpetrated sexual violence internationally, asserts that any and all gender-based violence is unacceptable, and creates a world where we have an option—and, more importantly—a response.  Find out more at ihollaback.org.

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