Category: The Movement

18 Days Without Street Harassment

BY EMILY MAY   What would a world without street harassment look like? It’s easy to describe what it would not be but trying to imagine how the world would change in the absence of harassment, groping, public masturbation, assault? Much harder. That is unless you live in Egypt.   “I have lived the dream,” … Continued

Modesty and Outrage.

BY EMILY MAY The announcement was just made in The Times of India today: “Sexually harassing women or outraging their modesty will soon be non-bailable offences in the state. The government has sought amendment of Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with assault or use of criminal force on women with … Continued

Only hours left in the campaign!

BY EMILY MAY I’ve been in Cairo, Egypt this week at the UNWomen Safe Cities conference – and what a week it’s been. There will be more blogging about it tomorrow when I jump on the plane, but in these final hours of the “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign I wanted to tell you one … Continued

6 days to go: The stories that keep us going

BY EMILY MAY The beautiful thing about running these campaigns is the tremendous number of supporters that come forward with their kind words and generous donations.  Here are some of our favorites: “After hearing about Hollaback’s new campaign initiative, I kept meaning to donate, but would forget. However, after being harassed on the street at … Continued

Thank You New York City Council!

  This video was created by the Safe Horizon Safe Harbor Student Leaders, who, after hearing that the city was considering a public service announcement campaign about street harassment, decided they would show the city what could be most effective.   In this tight budget year, funding from the city wasn’t available for a PSA … Continued