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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Poland!

On the fifth day of our 31 days of HOLLA, the spotlight is on Hollaback! Poland.

This year, Hollaback! Poland organized a protest against an Internet portal that promoted street harassment and videos of women taken without consent.

Team Hollaback! Poland TOOK ACTION!  They wrote an open letter to the editors and managers of the website, with 900 people adding their names in support! The website took down the videos and issued an apology.

Go Hollaback! Poland! Show them some support at polksa.ihollaback.org

 

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Fredericksburg

On the fourth day of our 31 days of HOLLA campaign, we’re highlighting the amazing work of team Hollaback! Fredericksburg.

This year alone, Hollaback! Fredericksburg has co-hosted two film screenings of “Half the Sky” with a local teen group (GIRL: Girls in Real Life), featuring a panel of badass individuals who work in local rape crisis, dv, and youth empowerment organizations to discuss gender based violence and the impact on our own community.

During International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Hollaback! Fredericksburg organized an Anti-Slut Shaming/ Anti-Style Shaming photo campaign.  They participated in their local universities, and Kana participated in the first HOLLA::Revolution to discuss gender violence interventions within music therapy.

Go Hollaback! Fredericksburg!

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Chennai

On the third day of our 31 days of HOLLA, join us in sending a big thank you to the team of Hollaback! Chennai!

Hollaback! Chennai has had an amazing year.  Their highlight for 2013 was the ‘Hollaback! Fridays‘ event series at Distil, a local nightspot, which featured local women-fronted bands over five weeks. The management at Distil distributed Hollaback! Chennai’s handouts on street harassment with every bill, and donated a part of their proceeds to the group.

Other highlights include the workshops they conducted on street harassment at local colleges as part of Hollaback! Chennai’s public education initiative, and reaching out to new audiences by speaking to students (both men and women of all ages) at the Alliance Française de Madras, a French language institute.

In addition, Hollaback! Chennai kicked off their ‘Safer Spaces’ campaign (inspired by Hollaback! Baltimore’s amazing work) just last week, through which they’ve called on local businesses to pledge zero tolerance to sexual harassment on their premises.  As of today, they’ve had two businesses join then, and they’re just getting started.

As a result of their expanded efforts, they’ve received a fair amount of press coverage in Chennai this year. Finally, the Hollaback! Chennai team asked people wherever they went to complete the sentence ‘I Hollaback! because…’ in their own words.  The team posted photos of their responses on their website and Facebook page.

Send Hollaback! Chennai your support on their page at chennai.ihollaback.org

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Baltimore

On the second day of our 31 days of HOLLA, the spotlight is on Hollaback! Baltimore!

This year, Hollaback! Baltimore launched their “Safer Spaces” campaign. Partnering directly with music venues, cafes, bars, and more, they worked together to provide training and street-harassment free environments in their city.

Find out more about HB Baltimore’s Safer Spaces Campaign on their site at bmore.ihollaback.org!

 

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31 days of HOLLA

This December, Hollaback! is honoring our site leaders with the 31 days of HOLLA. Each day of the month, we’ll highlight the work of one of our amazing sites around the world.

Who’s our HOLLAhero for December 1st? Hollaback! Dublin!

In Hollaback! Dublin’s first year they’ve blown us away: marching in Dublin Pride, traveling to NYC for HOLLA::Revolution, generating major national and regional press, and celebrating their first birthday! Send them some love at dublin.ihollaback.org!

 

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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:

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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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Week In Our Shoes: Wins Edition!

Hello Hollabackers!

WP_20131114_009In the past week Hollaback! was featured by New York Observer, Stop Street Harassment, Impower You, Vitamin W, She Finds, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Yahoo, Daily Collegian, PR Daily, NewsFix, CTV Primetime, The Loop, AOL online, Total Beauty, Feminist Wednesday and The Prospect, who wrote a great piece on the normalization, embarrassment, confusion and reporting complications of public harassment.

Hollaback! started a petition requesting Burt’s Bees change its crudely written labeling. The change.org petition reached  2,000 signatures in only a few days and became a story noted across the blogosphere. We won! Burt’s Bees and Gud eventually offered a sincere apology for their offensive marketing and agreed to no longer put such offensive language on future products. Check out the storify here!

 

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

Hollaback! Boston hosted their last Take Back The Bar event of the year and had a great turnout. They facilitated a workshop at the New England Women’s Center Conference about how story sharing contributes to the creation of safer spaces. They’re also hosting workshops at two colleges this week: Emerson College last night (Emerson also hosted a HB-themed photoshoot this weekend) and at Tufts University.

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio  delivered four lessons to the 8th graders at Vinton Middle School in McArthur Ohio. HB!AO was featured on Athens Community Television. Devin and Sarah were invited onto an interview show where they spoke on the Sexual Assault Prevention Program, Hollaback Appalachian Ohio!, the 4 D’s of self defense and Athens Rock Camp for Girls. It’s an hour long, and in two segments, the interview is available on YouTube, as well as being aired EVERY DAY for two weeks starting on Nov 30!

Hollaback! Ottawa held its Cosplay =/= Consent event!

Hollaback Melbourne held a free self defense workshop!

Hollaback Belfast   was featured in The Tab and represented at the Outburst Arts Queer Arts Festival. On Sunday, Helen Mcbride of HB!B spoke on a panel discussion about activism following a showing of the movie Lesbiana. As a part of the festival, the team also published a zine!

Hollaback! Alberta was featured on CTV’s Alberta Primetime, who hosted an interview with Lauren and Renee on street harassment.

 Hollaback! Bosnia & Herzegovina also had an amazing win this week with the first case of street harassment properly reported to police and processed in a court room! A huge step for Sarajevo city!

 

Congratulations, everyone! Great Work!

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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Weeks In Our Shoes: Double-Load Edition

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In the past two weeks Hollaback! was featured by Studio B / WOUB,  Athens News, Whyy/ News Works , NBC Philadelphia, The Prospect, Think Progress, Calcasa,  Omaha Free Press, Parker Country Active Democrats, Feministing , Philadelphia City Paper, Feminist Majority Foundation , Ms. Magazine, Blast Bombshell , Time Out NY, Finding My Feminist Voice, Ashleigh not Ashley, PolicyMic, The Resource, Boston.com, and The Huffington Post!

Hollaback! got some badass research done pro bono on college campus harassment in the United States. Julie, our Hollaback! Berlin site leader, stopped by to visit the mothership after presenting at a conference in Ithaca. Maria Lujan Tubio was invited to talk about Hollaback! as an example of successful net-activism at a conference on Net-Activism in Sao Paulo, Brazil – 3 people approached her after the talk interested in starting a Hollaback chapter in Sao Paulo and doing research on street harassment in a Latin American context at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. We met with community partners at Girls for Gender Equity this week, as well as Tatyana Fazlalizadeh about collaborating more during PRIDE in June.  We’ve also began our search for Spring 2014 interns as we get ready for our class 9 launch on December 3rd. Our biggest class yet! Woot!

Hollaback! ED, Emily May, spoke on the Real Safety: Domestic Violence Conference, keynoted an event with Hollaback!’s pro-bono legal researchers “trust law”, and was honored at the Healing Center of NY’s Annual Gala. Emily also held a dinner for Hollback’s Board of Directors.

Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, did two trainings at “Futures Without Violence’s Summit” speak up to take rape culture down” at Harvard University.

We’ve also started a petition  as well as publishing a press release against Burt’s Bees for their careless endorsement of cat-calling.  Definitely more to come on that subject.

 

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

 

Hollaback! Philly was interviewed for WHYY radio and blog (Philly’s local NPR station) and by their local NBC news team! They also held the 2nd ever City Council hearing on street harassment in the US! The hearing seemed to be a successful, highlighting a moment “when a councilman said ‘It’s really all about power, isn’t it?’” Check out the testimony and survey results here!

Hollaback! Ghent  spoke on Thursday in Kortrijk, Belgium for an evening about sexism in the streets. HB! Ghent and  Hollaback! Brussels  represented HB! together on  National Women’s Day, 11 November in a day event called STERE-OH!-TIEP, meetings with feminist organizations.  Quentin of Hollaback! Brussels also represented HB on November 11 in a debate on street harassment and sexism. The debate was organized by the City Council of Brussels and the department for Equal Opportunities, for the occasion of International Women’s Day. It’s a debate with the Mayor of Brussels, The Department of Equal Opportunities, Garance asbl (a  partner of HB Brussels) and Hollaback. It’s included in a day of events centered on women called “Brussels Celebrates the Women.”

Hollaback! Istanbul’s client (represented by their group’s lawyer)  brought their case of harassment to first degree court. The judge ordered 1 year and 8 months prison sentence to the harasser who harassed the client on a public bus.

Hollaback! Boston hosted a very successful HOLLAween party sponsored by local business and  Brandie Skorker represented at RI Comic Con!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio  completed their first safer spaces training and have started advertising Donkey Coffee as their first safer space!

Hollaback! Ottawa was asked to comment on the latest news that two womyn were sexually assaulted by two separate cab drivers. Site leader, Julie Lalonde was featured in one interview on the subject and got a nice Hollaback! shout out in the second. The Ottawa Police Service also responded to HB!Ottawa’s “Open letter to women in Ottawa,” inviting them to a facilitated discussion on violence against women in their city!

Hollaback! Hamilton is working with McMaster University through a few professors that have been interested in the work of Hollaback and would like their students to gain some experiential education opportunities through working with Hollaback!

Hollback! Halifax represented at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and leader, Rebecca Faria, performed her amazing original anti-harassment themed poem as well as gained some possible partnerships in the Canadian cities of Waterloo, Guelph, and London.

Hollaback! Czech  represented at Mezipatra – Czech Queer Film Festival!

Hollaback! Berlin  was featured on the Worms, Germany official website!

It’s pretty clear why we post these updates weekly, amazing work everyone!!!!

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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Hollaback!’s #HarassmentIs Media Advisory

HOLLABACK! LAUNCHES #HARASSMENTIS: AN EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY AND STREET HARASSMENT

The guide, tumblr, tweetup, and chalkwalk seek to fill a gap in the global conversation about street harassment.

NEW YORK CITY, NY. Today Hollaback! releases their newest publication, “#HarassmentIs: an exploration of identity and street harassment” to inspire a broader understanding of how identity can impact the experience of harassment.

“Street harassment is a global problem and we need to understand what it looks like and feels like for everybody if we want it erased from our daily lives,” said Debjani Roy, Deputy Director of Hollaback! and one of the authors of #HarassmentIs.

 To inspire others to join the conversation, Hollaback! also launched a #HarassmentIs tumblr today and is hosting a tweetup on Thursday, October 17th at 1pm EDT using the hashtag #HarassmentIs.  A chalk walk will take place on Friday, October 18th at 3pm in Washington Square Park, NYC, where Debjani Roy, co-author of #HarassmentIs will be available for interviews. Participants are invited to share ways in which their experiences of street harassment have been informed by their gender, race, sexuality, ability, size, and/or class.

Responding to #HarassmentIs, writer and activist Soraya Chemaly says, “Street harassment is not about sex. It’s not about flattery. It’s about power and relies, ultimately, on intimidation and the threat of violence […] Entitlement to violence and the normative control of women and nonconforming minorities in public space is what is at the heart of street harassment.”

Want more information?  Check out the #harassmentis guide or send us an email at: [email protected]

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“Pretty” Short Film

Amazing short film from supporter Amy West! Thanks Amy! You rock!!

 

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