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I am a Muslim woman living in Kuwait and I cover from head to toe in black, including a face veil that shows only the eyes. In the mornings I like to park in a public park near the sea to meditate in my car. This is the second time the same guy approached me in his car, parking next to me and staring at me. Today I took some photos and got his car plate number and am considering reporting it to the police. What bothers me is that I felt unsafe and I drove away, abandoning my meditation session. If it happens again, I will take more photos, stand my ground and honk the horn until hopefully HE leaves.
While at fuel with two of my friends like five different guys yelled at one of my friends from cars.
On the 30th day of our 31 days of HOLLA campaign, all eyes are on Hollaback! Gent!
Hollaback! Gent launched in November 2012 and has just celebrated an exciting first year! They convinced people in Gent that street harassment is an issue that concerns everyone by organizing chalk walks for Anti-Street Harassment Week, creating a Dutch bystander card, hosting workshops and participating in debates all over Flanders.
Way to go Hollaback! Gent! To support the team, check out their site at
Honked at while walking near the mall
On the 20th day of HOLLA, we’re sending our love to Hollaback! Berlin!
2013 has been an amazing year for Hollaback! Berlin. The team gave workshops and interviews, produced zines, wrote articles, translated infographics, and participated in the “Faust in da Street” documentary by Street UniverCity. And let’s not forget about one of the most amazing projects, their Cats Against Catcalling mixed tape.
If you haven’t listened to the 95 tracks of Cats Against Catcalling, check it out!
Hollaback! Berlin writes, “Thank you Riot Grrrl Berlin – you are the queen of our heart!”
Thank YOU Hollaback! Berlin. Show them your support at http://berlin.ihollaback.org/
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://
Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:
Hollaback Alberta’s, Laura Alston won the Government of Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award for 2013! Congrats!
Hollaback! Winnipeg recently gained support of the local Status of Women who helped get HB!Winnipeg team up to take action in the work/consult/knowledge share with provincial policy makers, the local police, the national police, and community orgs as a part of the UN Women’s Safe City Global Initiative. Winnipeg is the first Canadian city to do so. Congrats!!
Hollaback! Boston produced this amazing video (image taken from video above), thanks to a volunteer. HB!Boston also presented a workshop on street harassment to 100 girls at Hartford Public High School, and held a workshop for teen girls at our local Boys and Girls Club.
Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio held a 1.5 hour workshop for 25 students at Trimble High School and are excited to go back next week for the second segment.
Hollaback! Polska signed and promoted an open letter in protest to women objectification in national campaign for safe roads. The protest concerned this film and this comic. The letter was addressed to Advertising Ethics Commission, Equal Rights Commissioner and to the National Roads and Autostrades Head Office (the author of campaign). Their complaint was signed by few other feminist NGO’s and sent yesterday.
Till next week –
HOLLA and out!
-The Hollaback! Team
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/
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!
It’s the eighth day of our 31 days of HOLLA. Who’s our HollaHERO for December 8th? Team Hollaback! London!
This year alone, Hollaback! London has sat on an advisory committee for a pioneering project with their joined forces and public transit system to make public transport safe for women and LGBTQ Londoners. They are also working on a “Safer Spaces” campaign with London pubs, clubs, and bars, to institute a zero tolerance policy on street harassment. Some of London’s biggest clubs have already signed up!
Hollaback! London has also just launched the second issue of their journal, Langdon Olgar, and contributed to the Today Program on BBC’s Radio 4. For more information on the amazing work that Hollaback! London has been up to, check out their site at : ldn.ihollaback.org