Category: The Movement

Be Part of a Focus Group on Subway Safety!

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

The METRO talks about the newest version of Hollaback!

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

Breaking News! Councilmember Lappin Stands Up for Lady Straphangers!

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 cited as a case study in a new report!

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!

Thanks for making us #1!

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!

Vote for Hollaback 2.0!

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.

Vote to Help Bring RightRides to DC!

Reposted from Hollaback DC: How much would you love to see safe, free rides for women and LGBTQ individuals on weekends through a partnership with Holla Back DC! and Zipcar? Wouldn’t that be cool? Well, we want to bring a RightRides chapter to the DC metro area. To make this a reality, Holla Back DC! … Continued