A Week In Our Shoes: I Got Your Back!

Hollaback! HQ

Happy Friday Hollas! Just two small words to express so much gratitude. We at Hollaback! HQ are beyond grateful, and thank you for keeping up to date with us as we work tirelessly worldwide, providing insightful content for you. Shout out to all Hollaback! locations worldwide, for a job well done! We see you!

Around The World

Jakarta 

“Without labor nothing prospers.”– Sophocles. Hollaback! Jakarta, we see you! #activeforacause. Solidarity without limits! Sexual violence is a prevalent issue globally, however, in Indonesia, there is an urgent need to protect sexual violence victims under the law. That is why, Sunday, 25th August, there was a campaign with regards to passing the  bill of P-KS on protecting sexual violence victims in Indonesia. #protectionforall

To further amplify this issue, since it is yet to be ratified. “Let’s take a walk in the morning while pushing the government to ratify the P-KS bill as fast as possible! Come on gengs!! 6am, Sunday, September 1st, Roundabout CFD HI, Gathering point: in front of the Kempinski Hotel.”Hollaback! Jakarta

Cuenca

Shout out to Hollaback! Cuenca for bringing to our attention the urgency for authorities to rectify the issue of the influx of rape incidents in Cuenca, Ecuador. Rape victims should not be treated as just a statistic. We need to view these situations as an on-going epidemic. Yes, epidemic because this a crisis that needs the highest level of attention. Thus, we urge the authorities to fully immerse themselves with these cases #getfullyinvolved. The victims need answers! We need answers! We all want to feel safe in our countries #improvejusticesystems. 

Ottawa

Shout out to Hollaback! Ottawa for joining and marching with  Human Rights rally at the Ottawa Dyke March 2019! Thanks for representing Hollaback! as we continue to support all LGBTQ+, dyke-identified and non-conforming folks to not only exist but also thrive! Be the best version of yourself. #liveyourbestlife

That’s not all with Ottawa! Hollaback! Ottawa is hosting a Chalk Walk to raise awareness against street harassment This event is on Sunday, 15th September, 2019, starting from Bank and Laurier, Ottawa. For more information, please check out their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page @Hollaback! Ottawa. Never been to a Chalk Walk? Here are some details provided by Hollaback! Ottawa:

  • Yes, the event is open to anyone who shares in our mission of a harassment free city! People of all genders, ages and abilities are welcome. THIS IS A KID FRIENDLY EVENT. Feel free to bring your pets, too!
  • Yes, this is perfectly legal! Chalking on sidewalks in public space is 100% legal in Ottawa.
  • Event is weather dependent. PLEASE CHECK OUR SOCIAL (FB, Insta, Twitter) BY NOON THE DAY OF THE EVENT TO CONFIRM IF WE’RE GOOD TO GO! 

 

London

Big Shout Out to Hollaback!London for a job well done. Yesterday, they had a workshop with @BIMMBrighton on the importance of ByStander intervention when witnessing harassment in public spaces as opposed to remaining silent or turning your back!

Catch you in our next issue of A Week In Our Shoes!

Asha, WIOS Editor

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