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EVAW’s efforts to make London the Safest City for Women in the World

Cross-posted from Stop Street Harassment Will London become the safest city in the world for women? Maybe! This is the goal of the Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition in London and they’re working hard to make it happen. And of course, the absence of street harassment and public sexual assault is a requirement for … Continued

Miriam’s story: #bystanderFAIL

I was walking south on 7th Ave on my lunch break. As I crossed 27th, a man on a bicycle passed behind me and said “big ass!” I turned around and when I made eye contact with him he winked. I flipped him off. He continued east on 27th (or so I thought) and I … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Baltimore

Meet Jenn Gallienne of the Hollaback! Baltimore team, a sassy mover and shaker dedicated to making positive change in the world and an all round awesome lady. Why do you HOLLA? Because it is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE to be objectified and harassed on a daily basis because of your gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, sex etc. IT … Continued

Ef’s Story: They need to learn why harassment is wrong

The music block at our school is shared with the neighbouring boys’ school, and the boys’ field is between the girl’s school and the music block. So I was walking back from the music block at break when a nasty little boy from… well I don’t know what year but can’t have been any older … Continued

Brittany’s Story: “Listen to your gut”

As a young female college student, I had always been told not to walk home alone or take the “short cut” if it was unsafe. But I’d taken the short way home plenty of times in this city to get home from the library, especially in the dark, and have had no problems. On the … Continued

A Week In Our Shoes: BUSY, BUSY REVOLUTIONARIES EDITION

This week was exciting for advocates everywhere! The Violence Against Women Act (including LGBTQ-inclusive provisions) has passed this Senate! Remember when we went to the White House two weeks ago because they were concerned it wouldn’t? It did! Thanks for all your tweeting, petition signing, and phone calls to Senators: they worked! Next stop: the … Continued

Nicholle’s Story: “Are you kidding me?”

I was 20 years old at the time and had the day off of work and decided to spend a few hours at the public library. I was looking through a book about water color technique when I started hear a strange repetitive sound. I looked around and couldn’t find the source of noise. I … Continued