Category: The Movement

Statement on Charlottesville and Ongoing Hate, Harassment, and Violence

Last weekend the largest gathering of white supremacists the U.S. has seen in a generation assembled in Charlottesville to “Unite the Right.” From the White House to the streets, white supremacists are proliferating hate through harassment, violence, and even terrorism. The message is clear: public space does not belong to the public. But Hollaback! will continue to fight for everyone’s right to be safe in public spaces. And everyone means all of us.

Reaching Out When Someone’s Being Trolled

Whether it’s a stranger or a friend, reaching out to support someone who’s being harassed online can feel awkward. If you’re familiar with our HeartMob program and want to offer it as a resource, you might be struggling to figure out how to suggest it without sounding like an ad. We’ve got some ideas to … Continued

Victoria’s Story

It was around 6 pm here in my city in PH. My friends and I were waiting for a public transport where all of a sudden a man groped my behind with two hands, one for each cheek. I was already having a bad day and this made it way worse. I was too shocked … Continued

Help us and our new partners at ModCloth build a world where you can dress for yourself and feel safe!

Have you read Erin’s Story or Ursula’s Story or Kristin’s Story? Each of these stories have two major things in common: First, they’re experiences of street harassment. Second, they’re three of the many stories of people who felt very aware of what they were wearing and how it related to their experiences of harassment. In … Continued

STOP. A Street Harassment Film by Julia Retzlaff

STOP is a short street harassment film created and directed by Julia Retzlaff. Julia Retzlaff is an 18 year-old filmmaker who will be attending San Francisco State University in the fall of 2015. Her films have played in youth festivals across the country. Julia has worked as a T.A. for the Bay Area Video Coalition’s … Continued

Hollaback! Releases US Data on Street Harassment!

Hollaback! and Cornell University began a large-scale research survey on street harassment in 2014. The research will be released in two parts: Part I reviews data from the United States and Part II of the survey, a cross-cultural analysis of street harassment from 42 cities around the globe, will release in May. Part I, US-Specific Data, … Continued

Seeing Isn’t Always Believing

Why did you make this video? We think videos are an awesome tool to raise awareness about the realities of street harassment. This video is the third in a series. Each video aims to explore a different experience with street harassment. One video demonstrated the sheer number of times women are harassed in public space. Another video, “My … Continued