Woo Hoo! It’s FINALLY Friday!!! You know what that means, Hollas; you’re just in time for the latest edition of “A Week In Our Shoes”. Let’s get right to it, shall we? The JAR Forum, that our “Co-Director Emily May” recently participated in, was the impetus for the deep discussion on social change and opened remarkable opportunities for women’s empowerment and advancement as it pertains to women`s safety. This is important because women`s safety in public spaces should absolutely not be undermined as it is considered a basic human need. Congratulations Emily, for all the work you do for Hollaback! and us, folks, BIG and SMALL!
Around The World
“In times of crisis, it is of utmost importance to keep one`s head up.” – Marie Antoinette. Equality Bahamas is in dire need of help due to the catastrophic damage of Hurricane Dorian. Donations could be made at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Current needs include deodorant, baby diapers, washcloths, and air mattresses. New hours at the donation/distribution center: Mon-Fri, 10am – 5pm & Sat, 11am – 3pm. Let’s assist the thousands of Bahamians who are displaced, rendered homeless and deprived of basic necessities through on emergency assistance and relief. You too could make a difference. For more information check out @EqualityBahamas and @Hollaback!Bahamas.
Protest “Justice for Girls!” “In support of all victims of sexual violence who do not receive adequate protection from the system. The protest triggered the release of five suspects for repeated rape, sexual exploitation, blackmail and the physical and psychological abuse of a fifteen-year-old girl, which lasted for a full year. By releasing suspects of these serious crimes, the judiciary threatens the safety, life and dignity of the victim. We urge you to speak out loud against a system that supports violence. Impunity is a crime!” – Hollaback!Croatia
What’s popping in this part of the world? Well…not to brag or anything …. BUT we are THRILLED that Hollaback! was mentioned in the book, “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men” by feminist advocate, Caroline Criado Perez. Totally fangirling, but who cares when Perez came with an iron-fist investigating “ the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more.- Perez
Catch you in our next issue of A Week In Our Shoes!
Asha, WIOS Editor