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A week in our shoes: HILLARY CLINTON EDITION

Hello Hollabackers! Not gonna lie. Hillary Clinton is a childhood hero of mine.  When I was little, I only knew about three women who wanted to change the world. There was Susan B. Anthony, but she was way before my time.  There was Mother Theresa, but I thought I liked boys too much for that … Continued

Indian woman speak out about street harassment!

While we don’t think that violence is any answer to street harassment, we do understand where these women are coming from. Street harassment is scary, and our studies show that speaking up and speaking out about minimizes the emotional trauma.  So keep it up, ladies! We’re fighting right alongside of you.

New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras Joins Hollaback! for First Ever Community Safety Audit in Queens

Council Member Julissa Ferreras and the nonprofit organization Hollaback! (that’s us!) led an historic community safety audit on Saturday, May 5th in Queens from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Community members met at The Transfiguration Of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, 3805 98th Street, Corona, New York for training. Afterwards they surveyed blocks in their neighborhood where residents … Continued

New Street Harassment Documentary: Turn Around

From the filmmaker: It is the story of a creepy man who, on a quiet night on a Parisian street, starts following a lone woman. As he gets closer and closer, he notices that he himself is being followed – first by one woman, then two, then more and more women until it seems that an … 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