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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

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

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

HOLLAWho? Meet Dresden.

Meet Mirjam, who in addition to being a student and a teacher, fights street harassment, one changed mind at a time, in Dresden. Why do you HOLLA?  Because enough is enough. Everyone should feel safe in their own skin and in their own city. No matter what. Other people are not there for you to … Continued

We’re taking our apps to the next level in NYC!

BY EMILY MAY Yesterday, this Daily News piece came out talking about the app we’re developing with New York City Council members Christine Quinn and Julissa Ferreras. The app will allow New Yorkers to send reports of harassment, including location and time, to the New York City government. It’s the first initiative of it’s kind … Continued