A TV advert shows “abusive” behaviour towards a woman, including being leered at and enduring sexist comments.
Social Justice Minister Carl Sargeant said while that could seem harmless to men, women can feel threatened.
Welsh Women’s Aid said tackling “widespread social attitudes” was crucial.
The advert shows a gang of men in a van sounding their horn and gesturing at the woman in the street, a male office colleague ogling her, and two strangers in a bar making suggestive remarks as she passes.
The video ends with her being followed down a dark street by another man, with the headline One Step Too Far.
The Welsh Assembly Government said the campaign aimed to “stamp out unacceptable attitudes and behaviour towards women before it leads to more violent forms of abuse”.
It said it did this by highlighting “how seemingly innocent actions may be a step too far and lead to women feeling unsafe”.
Click here to read the full BBC article and watch the video campaign.
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Little else is as sweet and satisfying as holla’ing back or attending free film screenings. So do both on Thursday and call it a night.
“Hey, baby.” “How’s it going, puss?” Though women have made enormous progress in public and private domains, the street represents a final frontier, a space where women are routinely hollered after, harassed, and humiliated. The Last Word is an unflinching look at public harassment from the perspective of women who know.
Come mingle with HollaBack staffers, filmmakers, revolutionaries, and other straphangers on Thursday, June 3, for an evening of five free short film screenings at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium. Admission is free and no reservations are required.
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This is the twelfth video in the “Why I Hollaback” series. “Why I Hollaback” tells the story of how and why folks decide to take the leap, speak up, and start Holla’ing back. We will release a new story every Monday and accept submissions from all over the world. So tell us your story — Why do you Hollaback?
Well folks. I’m sorry. It’s a sad day….for turds everywhere!
WE DID IT! WE DID IT! WE DID IT!
YOU did it!! YOU donated, YOU thought about donating, YOU wanted to donate, YOU told your friends, YOU blasted your networks, YOU blogged about it, YOU stood up and said NO, I won’t sit idly by anymore, YES it is time for some change, YES I WANT TO HELP. So congratulations for supporting this kick-ass, international MOVEMENT. You just made history! And it’s not over yet. This is just the beginning. So hollaback and let us know how you want to keep helping!
And most importantly, THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Today is a good day. Music, credits, victory dance, and CELEBRATE.
Final Score: Humans $13,375; Animals ZERO
Today is the last day of our campaign! If you haven’t donated yet, do it now. We’ve got $1700 to raise and only one more day to do it! If we don’t raise the remaining $1700, we don’t get any of the $10,800 that we’ve raised from over 299 visionaries. Check out the preliminary photos of the app we released yesterday.
Tell your friends and family about this: email, facebook, and twitter the link to our campaign to let them know you believe a world without street harassment is possible, one hollaback at a time. Also, If you’ve already donated, consider increasing your donation. If everyone who has already donated increased their donation by $6, we would be there.
You have the power to end street harassment. Do it!
This is the eleventh video in the “Why I Hollaback” series. “Why I Hollaback” tells the story of how and why folks decide to take the leap, speak up, and start Holla’ing back. We will release a new story every Monday and accept submissions from all over the world. So tell us your story — Why do you Hollaback?
We have come so far. Now, we have to raise the rest in the next four days, or we lose the money that has already been donated. If you haven’t donated yet, do it now.
In the past month, we’ve had 228 people donate to this campaign. That’s 228 people who believe that a world without street harassment is possible; 228 people who are willing to help create that future, one hollaback at a time. You Hollabackers are trailblazers, and the world is watching you do it. In the past few weeks the Hollaback movement has been profiled by Jezebel, CNET, Feministing, The Examiner, BUST, About.com, Huh Magazine, and Planet Green, to name only a few.
The next four days will be critical to our success. If we can raise $3500, we can change the world. How can you help?
2. Email all your friends. Tell them what Hollaback is about. Tell them that you donated, and they should too.
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We can do this. Four days to go.
This is the tenth video in the “Why I Hollaback” series. “Why I Hollaback” tells the story of how and why folks decide to take the leap, speak up, and start Holla’ing back. We will release a new story every Monday and accept submissions from all over the world. So tell us your story — Why do you Hollaback?
In the past few weeks we’ve had 62 supporters donate to our work. Totally inspiring. Now we’ve got another 17 days to raise the next $8,500 or we don’t get the $4,000 we’ve already raised. “WHAT?” you’re thinking? Yep, those are the rules. Can we do it? Of course we can.
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