Category: Article

A Week In Our Shoes

BY EMILY MAY Greetings Hollaback friends, activists and supporters! As a mighty Phoenix rising up from the ashes of 2011, ignited with the blaze of activism, we have burst through the beginnings of 2012 with the tenacity and fervor that we mean to continue with. 2011 was awesome but 2012 will be super-out-of-this-freakin’-world-awesome! We have … Continued

Street Harassment: A Human Rights Issue?

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS By using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights there may be no confusion as to whether Street Harassment is a Human Rights issue. Article 1 states: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in … Continued

I’m an Egyptian Girl: An Anti-Street Harassment Film

Check out this short anti-street harassment film from Egypt by Cairo students Merna Karam, May Kassem and Mirna Makary. It is so awesome to see courageous ladies raising awareness of street harassment all over the world, for every person that takes a stand several more are sure to follow, so let’s keep talking about it, … Continued

Activist Natalie Warne: Awesome, Young and Modest

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Meet Natalie Warne, an awe-inspiring young lady from humble beginnings who achieved the impossible with spirit, determination and a shed load of Red Bull. In the following video Natalie speaks about her struggle to run a successful campaign for the Invisible Children Project, the movement that seeks to end the conflict in … Continued

I’m feminist enough

I’m Feminist Enough, vol. 1 from Shannon Washington on Vimeo. (we’re blushing up a storm over here after that Hollaback! shout-out!)

Donate to Hollaback! The Perfect New Year’s Resolution.

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS The lull between Christmas and New Year is the perfect time for reflection, you’ve consumed four times your body weight in turkey and paralyzed on the sofa you are forced to think of this year’s events. Was it, for instance, absolutely necessary to reiterate the rules of Monopoly to your family in such … Continued

School Girls Harassed Daily by Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Extremists in Israel

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Thousands of Israeli protestors gathered on the streets of Beit Shamesh, West of Jerusalem on Tuesday evening demonstrating against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism that caused the harassment of an 8-year-old Jewish girl on her way to school, as well as the systematic abuse of women all over the town. According to the BBC, protestors … Continued

Results of Hollaback! Istanbul’s research on Street Harassment

   Reposted from Hollaback! Istanbul Globally and in Turkey, street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence, yet one of the least legislated against. Due to the prevalence of physical and verbal harassment in public spaces, Canımız Sokakat conducted research on the nature of street harassment in Istanbul. We wanted to see understand street … Continued

To all our supporters —

BY EMILY MAY Take one look at our State of the Streets Report and you’ll know we’ve had an incredible year. But here is the stuff that is never covered in the press, but it is the absolute backbone of every move we make: YOU (yes you) ARE AWESOME.  Now we are asking you to … Continued