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UMD Student’s Story: Gross

It was evening, around 10pm, and I had ridden my bike to the shopping center to pick up food. I was wheeling out of the parking lot with a full backpack when some older, intimidating-looking men getting into a truck looked me up and down with a sneer. One said, “I’d like to lick that … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Halifax.

Meet Rebecca, the rebellious Internet queen fighting street harassment in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Why do you HOLLA?  Because I’m tired of turning away, crossing the street, watching shadows, and resorting to learned behaviours of invisibility. I’m sure I’m not the only one. When I learned about Hollaback, my first thought was to wish we had … Continued

Yemen women use digital tech to improve society with ‘Safe Streets’

An excerpt cross-posted from the Women’s News Network To push for safer streets in Taiz City, Ghaidaa al Absi, a rising group of 200+ women have brought attention back to the issues of women and Yemeni society. Persistent problems of street harassment throughout regions in the Middle East were discussed openly during a recent world … Continued

A week in our shoes: BIRTHDAY EDITION!

Hello Hollabackers! It’s our second nonprofit birthday this week! I say “nonprofit” birthday, because as most of you know, our work started in September 2005.  But it wasn’t until May 1st, 2010, that I started running Hollaback! full time.  I had been turned down by 8 foundations and 2 fellowships, but I knew in my … Continued

Harasser photographed, police take notice

cross-posted from Metro NY Another day, another subway perv. The NYPD is looking for this man who is wanted for public lewdness on a subway in Queens. Police say the suspect sat across from a 20-year-old woman on a Manhattan-bound R train last Thursday, April 26, as it departed from the Steinway Street station at … Continued

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