BY CLAIRE LIGHT, cross posted from her blog. Up front I’m telling you that this is about Hollaback’s “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign, to create an online and offline movement to end street harassment. I’ve donated and I hope you’ll consider doing the same. Boy, it’s been a long time since I posted. Actually, the … Continued
From our site leader in Brasil (Hollaback Brasil will be launching on 8/10)!
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!
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
Help us reach our goal by spreading the word! Here are some suggested emails and tweets. And as always, thank you so much for your support! We couldn’t do it without you. Email: A personal email from you is the most effective strategy. Here’s an example of what you could send: Dear friends and family- … Continued
Reposted from Hollaback Philly Pride and street harassment against the LGBTQ community have been weighing most heavily on my mind this weekend, especially since I got a text from a friend on her way to Pride that read “Just crossed the NJ/NY line in the tunnel and couldn’t help but think how fucking strange it … Continued
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
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
BY ALEX ALSTON When we think of the great social movements of the twentieth century we often think of the great icons that appeared at the helms of these struggles. A charismatic preacher from Montgomery who had a dream, a Catholic commander-in-chief who asked us to ask ourselves what we could for our country, or … Continued
Targeting Women in Upper Washington Heights, and Inwood As a longtime resident of Washington Heights, I had become almost inured to the constant reports of shootings, muggings and other random acts of violence which take place in my neighborhood every day. Until a few months ago, most of those attacks were drug-related, and happened quite … Continued