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Join us: Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training Webinar

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, you’ve come forward to tell us about how the rise in harassment and violence in the U.S. is impacting you on MomentofTruth2016.tumblr.com. And yet we have also heard from you a desire to rise up, speak out, and intervene when you see harassment happening. That’s why we’re … Continued

HeartMob Wins “Best New Product” at Netroots Nation!

This Saturday, HeartMob was voted “Best New Product” at the Netroots Nation New Tools Shout Out! We couldn’t be more happy to receive this tremendous honor so early in HeartMob’s development.   Can you do us a favor and help us spread the good news? Retweet this link.   If you’ve never heard of Netroots … Continued

Hollaback! Statement on the Murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Street harassment happens in many different ways. Hollaback! has historically focused primarily on sexual harassment of women and LGBTQ individuals around the world, but with the continued spate of attacks and murders of black men by police officers in the United States, it is with urgency that we express our solidarity with the families of … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Schoolyard Bullies? I Think Not.

I’m a teenager from a smaller town. There’s not much to do except walk to the local park or elementary school playground. That day all I wanted was to listen to music on the swings, but there were some young teens that weren’t ok with that. A group of 5 boys not maybe more than … Continued

“The Ugly Truth” – Letter to Amanda Todd

Hi Team Hollaback, You may have read the recent news articles on CBC.CA regarding Amanda Todd, a young girl who lived in British Columbia, Canada. This 15 year old was bullied to death after an older male convinced her to flash her breasts while she was on SKYPE with him. He told her she was beautiful and … Continued

31 days of HOLLA

This December, Hollaback! is honoring our site leaders with the 31 days of HOLLA. Each day of the month, we’ll highlight the work of one of our amazing sites around the world. Who’s our HOLLAhero for December 1st? Hollaback! Dublin! In Hollaback! Dublin’s first year they’ve blown us away: marching in Dublin Pride, traveling to NYC … Continued

Transgender Day of Remembrance : Harassment Is

Today, in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, we’re taking some time to read over a section from our #HarassmentIs publication.  These stories highlight many of ways that transfolks experience violence and discrimination in public spaces.  At Hollaback!, we believe that everyone should have equal and safe access to public spaces.  This Transgender Day of … Continued

Guest Post by Mohadesa Najumi, “Sick of Street Harassment”

In our modern, global society sexual abuse exists as the most colossus impediment to gender equality. Street harassment, in particular, is a human rights issue that it serves as a daily, tangible reminder of the disparity between male and female power and freedoms. Street harassment is not something restricted to a single culture or one concentrated … Continued

A week in our shoes: FRENCH GLAMOUR + 7 NEW SITES

  Hey Hollabackers! Fall is in full swing here at Hollaback.  I was in GLAMOUR MAGAZINE (in france no less!) with our site leaders from London and France (pictured above), and we launched SEVEN new sites this week!  They include: Edinburgh, Scotland (Check out their interview in the Scotsman here, their launch party was yesterday!) Lima, Peru Melbourne, … Continued