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Occupy Denver Signs Hollaback! Right to Occupy Safely

Occupy Denver has now joined numerous other organizations standing in unity with Hollaback! and those working on the ground at Occupy to allow everyone to feel safe and confident in occupied spaces. The news comes following numerous complaints across the U.S about harassment at the Occupy movements. In Occupy Denver alone there have been reports … Continued

Transgender Protection Bill Passed in Massachusetts

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Hollallujah for a new bill that will protect Massachusetts Transgender people from prejudice and hate crimes! The state Senate followed the House on Wednesday morning in passing a transgender civil rights bill. Governor Deval Patrick is set to sign the bill, but when exactly is not yet certain. This would make Massachusetts … Continued

Join in the Gender Violence Conversation On December 5th in New York City!

On December 5th our very own Hollaback! Executive Director, Emily May will join the Chair of the National Organization for Women Young Feminist Task Force, Jerin Afria; Coordinator of Community Violence Prevention at the Center for Anti-Violence Education, Susan Moesker; and New York City Council member Manhattan District 5, Jessica Lappin, to discuss and advise on … Continued

Keenan and Reuben Could Be You: Wake Up and Sign the Petition

MUMBAI: On October 20th, a group of friends went out to have dinner and watch a cricket match. After dinner, a drunk man harassed a few of the girls in the group. Defending the girls, Keenan and Reuben reprimanded him. Jitendra Rana returned with a large group of his friends and stabbed Keenan Santos and … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Chicago.

Meet Hannah Sanders, the patiently persistent activist fighting street harassment in Chicago, IL.  Why do you HOLLA? Because a lot of people feel that they can’t or worse–that they aren’t supposed to hollaback at sexual harassment. I holla because no one else on earth speaks for me. No other person is entitled to sum up … Continued

OWS: All Day, All Night, Occupy Women’s Rights!

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Over 100 people, the majority of which were women, peacefully marched from Zuccotti Park to the NYPD’s first Precinct HQ on Tuesday night to demand that all OWS females in police custody be treated with respect. This action comes after complaints that male officers patrolling the female cells had been violating protocol. … Continued

Breaking News: Zuccotti Park Evicted and 70 Arrested

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS In the early hours of Tuesday morning Mayor Bloomberg authorized the mass eviction of peaceful protest Occupy Wall St from Liberty square. Bloomberg told a press conference this morning: “The final decision was mine and mine alone.” Law enforcement arrived at Zuccotti Park not long after midnight last night where they handed … Continued

Have You Seen This Man?

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS This man is wanted in connection with an attempted rape of a woman in the East Village in the early hours of Sunday Morning. According to police the suspect is a white man, aged between 25 and 30, 5’9 and weighing approximately 190lbs. The attacker was alleged to have followed his 27-year-old … Continued

To Keenan and Reuben: The Boys Who Did Not Look Away

Last month we published an article detailing the heroic actions of Mumbai young men, Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez, who were both savagely murdered when they stood up to street Harassment. Just over a week ago Hollaback! Mumbai payed their tributes to these brave souls and a story that was far too close to home: … Continued

Casualty of War: Amber Cole

BY ERIN HOLLABACK DES MOINES Make no mistake, we are at war. We are engaged in battle with gender binaries, expectations of gender presentation, rape culture, and a great many number of things- we are most certainly at war. And in war, there are casualties. I want to apologize. We at Hollaback! Des Moines have … Continued