Category: The Movement

Beth’s story: Making women stronger, one conversation at a time

Recently, I was able to use Hollaback!’s Web site as an educational, inspirational and cross-generational tool of empowerment. And they said the Internet wouldn’t last. The conversation in question happened between a 19-year-old college student and me, her 30-something cousin. I listened as she described street harassment she receives almost daily — at her campus, … Continued

Nicola’s Got Nerve: Opening up fields of awareness, a.k.a., Keeping your eyes peeled and being sensitive to your surroundings

BY NICOLA BRIGGS It’s amazing (shocking, really), the types of things you’ll see if you observe carefully. Much of the time, when you start to become more alert to seeing things going down, you’ll be unable to do anything about it. Here’s an example: When you’re on the subway train, and you witness overtly aggressive … Continued

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The “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign on CNN.com!

Check out the CNN.com article called “Mobile Tech Fights Sexual Harassment!” The article profiles our campaign – and why it is so important.  But without your full support, the campaign won’t happen.  The end of our campaign is a little more than a week away, so if you haven’t donated yet, please do it now!

We support Saudi Women’s Driving Rights! Beep, beep!

BY EMILY MAY Here’s a short video I made with my mom and my aunts this weekend in support of Saudi Women’s driving rights (and yes, I was raised by a pack of women): Hollaback is partnering with “Honk for Saudi Women” and we encourage to to show your support by making a short video! … Continued

Time to Count Street Harassment as Hostile Acts

BY KC WAGNER AND EMILY MAY, reposted from Women’s eNews. The community around fighting street harassment is growing stronger and has pointed to its pervasiveness. K.C. Wagner and Emily May say more research is needed to lay the groundwork necessary to end this type of harassment. (WOMENSENEWS)–The rape allegations against former International Monetary Fund Chief … Continued

The UN takes on street harassment

BY EMILY MAY As a quick look at our global network of 24 sites will show you, street harassment is a global problem.  Too often, governments are afraid to tackle it and resign themselves to tired old idea that there is nothing you can do about it. But not the UN.  They are taking it … Continued