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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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Week In Our Shoes: Recognition Edition

Hello Hollabackers!

 

Screen Shot 2013-12-14 at 5.50.11 PMThis week Hollaback! was featured by WHYY, the NPR station in Philadelphia, The Korean Herald and Girls Globe.

 

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! Belfast participated in Human Rights Week at an event called The Anatomy of Women’s Rights

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

 

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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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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! London!

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

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Ottawa

On the seventh day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re heading up north and sending a big thank you to Hollaback! Ottawa.

This year, Hollaback Ottawa started a city-wide conversation about street harassment, pushed public transit to address harassment & successfully pulled off the first research report on levels of harassment in the city. Amazing!

Show Hollaback! Ottawa some serious support at ottawa.ihollaback.org and donate to our site leader training today!

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Czech!

It’s the sixth day of our 31 days of HOLLA!  Join us in giving a big thank you to team Hollaback! Czech!

In addition to being active during Prague Pride for the third year in a row, Ozvi se! / HollaBack! Czech is especially proud of being instrumental in bringing One Billion Rising to the Czech Republic. After its initial campaign in Prague, four other Czech cities chose to rise on February 14, 2013. Now on to 2014!

Way to go team!  We can’t wait to see what Hollaback! Czech has planned for the new year.  Show them your support at czech.ihollaback.org and donate to our site leader training today!

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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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HOLLA ON THE GO: All too common

“Hey sexy” as I walked by.

I've got your back!
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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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