Month: December 2013

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/

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Sarah’s Story: The “smile” request

I went into the liquor store to get a bottle of wine for a party this evening. As I was waiting in line to pay, an employee walked in front of me and leered at me. I ignored him and kept staring straight ahead. Then, as I was paying, the same employee came up and … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: Welcome New Sites!

Hello Hollabackers!   This week Hollaback! was featured by CBS Pittsburgh, The Korean Foreigner, Ottawa Citizen and 90.5 WESA (twice in one week); Hollaback! launched 14 new sites! Congratulations to the new members of the HB family, be sure to check them out: Austin, TX, USA, Bengaluru, India, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Guyana, … Continued

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. … Continued

Sophia’s Story: Creeper on the MAX

Me and a friend were waiting for the MAX (a lightrail public transit) under the Burnside bridge, at a stop that is very sketchy and known to be bad for harassment. An older man came up to us and asked, “20 bucks for the both of you together? I live just down the street…” I … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued