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A week in our shoes: March 16, 2012

Hello Hollabackers! Up and Coming: Today is my birthday, and I’m celebrating with the launch of our “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign next Thursday! Join me at The Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn on March 22 from 6pm until 10pm. You can RSVP here. SXSW Interactive: I had the opportunity to go to … Continued

Huh? You mean… that happens?

For the record, we love white dudes. We were co-founded in part by white dudes, we’ve got white dudes on our board, and we’ve seen some incredible white dude advocates. But you’ll have to pardon our frustration. If one more white dude tells us street harassment doesn’t exist we’re going to blow our top. Until … Continued

#ididnotreport

A trending hashtag on Twitter right now, #ididnotreport, is offering a powerful outlet for anyone who has experienced sexual violence but did not come forward to report it.  As Emily May pointed out in her recent article, “Bringing Sexual Harassment Above the Radar,” there are a multitude of reasons why people don’t report — be … Continued

Jaya’s Story: “Exhausting and frustrating”

I live in UP, North India. It’s a bad place for eve teasing! In my home town which is so small and peaceful, you still get roadside romeos who think it’s a big turn on to follow you home on their bikes yelling things at you all the way. Then when they’ve had enough and … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes 3/9/2012

BY EMILY MAY Hello Hollaback! supporters! Check out this week’s news and updates from the exciting world of Hollaback! and our endeavors to stamp out street harassment. Up and Coming: The launch of our “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign is only two weeks away! Join as we celebrate international anti-street harassment week at The Branded … Continued

David Cameron Backs Legislation to Outlaw Street Harassment in Europe

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE It is laudable that UK Prime Minister David Cameron will be signing the Council of Europe’s convention, which will include legislation that criminalizes “unwanted verbal, non-verbal violence and physical” sexual harassment against women, particularly as yesterday was International Women’s Day. This may include criminalizing some forms of street harassment, as the convention … Continued