Ok, so I realize that this happened a year ago: but no one told us! We are proud to be listed as one of the top ten feminist blogs by Take Part.
Here is a short, informal, anonymous survey from Holly Kearl where men can share their thoughts specifically on how best to reach men on this issue and engage them in ending it. Male allies, please take a few minutes and share your thoughts on this topic: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7SS33XL Holly will be incorporating these comments into her … Continued
Do you feel safe riding NYC’s public transit system? Give yourself and others a voice, by sharing your mass transit experiences. In mid-January, New Yorkers for Safe Transit (NYFST) will be hosting two focus groups for survivors of gender and discrimination-based violence and harassment on New York City’s public transportation system. We’re seeking focus group … Continued
Amy Zimmer, a member of our HOLLAfame, wrote an article yesterday in the Metro about our new IPhone app! Here’s the story: “NEW YORK. HollabackNYC, the Web site that encourages people to upload pictures of their harassers, is developing an iPhone app. They hope to use GPS mapping, to tag people’s pictures and reports, to … Continued
Yesterday there was a public hearing on harassment and assault in the subways. There, the police called sexual harassment “No. 1 Quality of Life Offense.” Hey NYPD, people talking loudly on their cell phones is a quality of life offense. Harassment and assault is violence. Still, we are glad the NYPD has taken notice and … Continued
We just got word that Councilmember Jessica Lappin, introduced a bill that would require the NYPD to collect data on complaints of sexual harassment on the subway system (inappropriate touching, public masturbation, etc.) This makes Councilmember Lappin one of our HOLLAheroines! UPDATE! Check out the rest of the story in Our Town East Side, with … Continued
HollabackNYC and our friends and collaborators at RightRides and New Yorkers for Safe Transit are cited in this new report: How to Ease Women´s Fear of Transportation Environments: Case Studies and Best Practices Hollaback is on pages 38-40. Holla!
Your votes got us back to the number one position, but the Knight News Foundation competition rages on until December 15th. If you haven’t voted yet, don’t wait!
We are pleased to present one girl’s Hollaback re-enactment: Submitted by Dana
We are currently rated #2 out of 243 applications. A #1 ranking will help us secure the funds to make this initiative happen. HOLLABACK against street harassment! Vote now, here.