“Hollaback! has become a part of my identity and has given me guidance for my professional and personal endeavors, now and in the future.” – Kacie Lyn Kocher
Our first bilingual site, Hollaback! Istanbul launched in August of 2011, as Site Leader Kacie Lyn Kocher sought a way to make a difference both in her local community and as a citizen of the world. In the past year, Kacie and the Hollaback! Istanbul team have focused on college campus outreach, engaging over 1,0000 students through 15 events at 7 different universities. In order to learn more about the nature and public perception of street harassment, Hollaback! Istanbul also conducted their own research, creating a survey and gathering information from 141 respondents. In addition to organizing campus outreach, Hollaback! Istanbul has reached out to community members through screenings of the film “Miss Representation,” which focuses on representations of women in the media, as well as through discussion groups and story-telling workshops.