Category: The Movement

Jordanian anti-harassment initiative launches!

Anti-harassment sentiment is heating up all over the world, and our latest good news comes from the middle east, where a Jordanian grassroots campaign called objecDEFY Harassment has launched with a bang! With their own YouTube channel and a whole host of PSAs in both English and Arabic featuring unsavory characters and snarky captions like … Continued

Ever been stuck in the back of a perv’s taxi cab?

The ultimate nightmare: being trapped in some sicko psycho’s taxi cab and no one knows you’re there. With things like Facebook’s check-in feature and Foursquare, something that allows women to check into a cab and simultaneously register the car number and driver information should not be light years away. If you’re working on a solution … Continued

Monday Advocacy to restore City Funding–Please Help!

Due to budget cuts, the city is planning to reduce its Runaway and Homeless Youth expenditures by almost a million dollars this year.  Street Outreach Services will be reduced by half and completely eliminated next year.  Among the agencies affected is the Ali Forney Center, one of Hollaback!’s partners in New Yorkers for Safe Transit. … Continued

OBJECTIFIED: A new short film on street harassment

Film is a powerful way to make social change, and we’re loving this one. It shows how men and women think about, and perceive street harassment differently. The film points to it’s own conclusions, but why do you think street harassment happens? A penny for your thoughts…

Ileana Jiménez and LREI Feminist Activists at TEDxYouth

I had the opportunity to speak with these amazing high school students from Elizabeth Irwin high school about a month ago. And they were incredible. Grace, the student at the end, even testified at the city council hearing on street harassment with me in October. She is so bold. As Ileana says at the end. … Continued

The Harasser, The Toad, And The Goddesses’ Daughter: A Tale For Women | by Erik Kondo

Satire can be a powerful artistic form used to change bad human behavior. It uses irony, wit, and ridicule to attack human vice, folly, and foolishness. “As such, it is a tool that can be used to defeat street harassment,” writes blogger and self-defense guru Erik Kondo. “Satire can be used to deny and refute the power … Continued

A SOLUTION: Stop Police Complacency

Dear Hollaback Community, I apologize for using this submit feature for something other than reporting an incident, but I’m wondering if it’s time to up the ante in fighting harassment. Following the story of the awesome woman on the subway who confronted her assaulter, I have read story after story of women who were harassed … Continued