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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! Pittsburgh

On the 15th day of HOLLA, we’re celebrating one of our newest teams, Hollaback! Pittsburgh!

Hollaback! Pittsburgh launched this December 3rd. They had 50 people attend their launch party on December 4 at Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina! In their first few weeks, they’ve started the conversation around street harassment in Pittsburgh through multiple segments and interviews on KDKA and WESA, two newsradio stations.

Great job Pittsburgh! We cannot wait to see what you’ll accomplish in the new year! To show some support to Hollaback! Pittsburgh, check out their site at http://pittsburgh.ihollaback.org/ and donate to our site leader training today!

 

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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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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Croatia

It’s the 10th day of HOLLA and today we’re celebrating the work of team Hollaback! Croatia!

2013 was an amazing year for Hollaback! Croatia. They had 9 press hits on TV/radio/newspaper, an increase in awesome volunteers, and were involved in 2 festivals.

Great job Hollaback! Croatia! Show them some support athttp://croatia.ihollaback.org/

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Boston!

On the ninth day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re highlighting the work of team Hollaback! Boston!

Hollaback! Boston astounded us this year, releasing Boston’s first survey of street harassment (also titled State of the Streets), hosting their first volunteer training, growing their core team from two to six, and getting street harassment on the table (and in policy asks!) in the Mayoral election with ELEVATE Boston.

Way to go Hollaback! Boston! Show some support for the team at boston.ihollaback.org and donate to the movement today!

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