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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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Week In Our Shoes: Welcome New Sites!

Hello Hollabackers!

 

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This week Hollaback! was featured by CBS Pittsburgh, The Korean Foreigner, Ottawa Citizen and 90.5 WESA (twice in one week);

Hollaback! launched 14 new sites! Congratulations to the new members of the HB family, be sure to check them out:

Austin, TX, USA, Bengaluru, India, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Guyana, Houston, TX, USA, Iran, Korea, Mumbai, India, Muncie, IN,USA, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Pittsburgh, PA, USA , Tucson, AZ, USA, University of London Union, UK , Vancouver, BC, Canada. Welcome!! Welcome !! Welcome!!

 

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

Hollaback! Gent organized a workshop on Feminism and Self Confidence as a birthday celebration. Happy Birthday, HBGent!

Hollaback! West Yorkshire held a workshop at Bradford college in collaboration with victim support, Bradford Women’s Forum & the college.

Hollaback! Ottawa has been calling out City Hall for their blatant covering-up of assaults on transit.

Hollaback! Brussels gave a talk on “Violence against Lesbians: On the intersection between sexist and lesbophobic violence” at LFestival Brussels. They also held their Hollaback! Offline N°4 event, the 4th event of the series and represented HB along with Gent at the “March of Silence,” a March calling for an end to rape culture organized by Flemish Women’s Lobby for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Hollaback! Halifax rightfully called out politician for careless behaviour and invited locals to contact his office and suggest resources for him to educate himself about race in local & global contexts.

Hollaback! Pittsburgh launched with 50 folks at their launch party (photo from the event featured above) and has been getting great coverage on radio!

The movement is growing everyday!

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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Week In Our Shoes: Collaboration Edition

Hello Hollabackers!

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This week Hollaback! was featured by Northwest Feminists, Minnesota Women’s Press, Safe Magazine, Lip Magazine, Think Progress, and PolicyMic.

 

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

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio 

has been busy consulting across the sites on safer spaces and workshops for high school audiences this week. They also received a package of 100 of Hollaback: Red, Yellow, Blue – HollabackPHILLY’s Anti-Street Harassment Comic Book and are preparing to give them away strategically to get some great conversations started!

Hollaback! Polska took action in a protest against the national TV program broadcasted on Polish National Television (TVP) this week. “Action Movie,” a program following a range of police activities throughout a night shift clearly overstepped  boundaries by featuring an attempted rape victim – completely in shock, testifying to the police that she just wants to go home and forget the event. The program neglected to protect her identity to an appropriate amount. Due to this, the following day 1500 signatures were collected, petitioning TVP to take responsibility for their actions. TVP made a non-apology on Wednesday, which was received non-well. HB!Polska collaborated with the individual who started the petition to make another petition demanding a sincere apology and asking institutions responsible for human rights and equality in Poland, in the Polish police, as well as institutions responsible for ethics on media to take immediate action. HB! Polska has also written an official letter signed by NGOs working for equality and against gender-biased violence to TVP. Good luck!!

Hollaback! Twin Cities Site Director was profiled in the Minnesota Women’s Press, discussing street harassment and the Hollaback! movement.

Hollaback! Czech Republic’s Gail Whitmore was interviewed this week on the Czech standard of adhering to gender by segregating toy stores into pink and blue.

Hollaback! Chennai completed it’s adaptation of HB!Baltimore’s Safer Spaces campaign!

 

Keep up the good work HOLLAs! 

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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