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HOLLA ON THE GO: Walking home from the bike share

Was walking home from the bike share in Ledriot Park around 10 or 11pm. I was in the street because I feel like that’s a safer place to walk in that neighborhood instead of the dark sidewalks. A guy drove by and stopped and said said something about how sexy I was and I told … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “Seriously?”

I was walking home from work near the shaw metro and three guys walked towards me, one of them saying “girl when you gonna stop playing and show me that pussy” I have no idea if I’ve ever seen these guys before and I didn’t get a good look to avoid them in the future, … Continued

A week in our shoes: AROUND THE WORLD

Dear Hollabackers — Here’s what happened this week around the world: Hollaback! Baltimore posted a video of their confrontation with a harasser at their amazing PROCLAIM NO SHAME! event this past weekend. Way to hollaback, Bmore! Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio did a workshop with the women at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail and had a woman … Continued

Questions about our NYC app? The FAQ is here.

Hollaback! is proud to work with the New York Council to empower the public to take direct action in the face of all forms of street harassment and make their complaints count. This week we relaunched our apps in New York City, allowing users to report street harassment and bystander intervention to Hollaback!, and, if … Continued

Press Release: HOLLABACK! LAUNCHES NEW APP FOR REAL-TIME REPORTING OF STREET HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE TO CITY OFFICIALS

App Will Provide New Yorkers the Opportunity to Immediately Report Harassment and City to Identify Possible Trouble Spots That Welcome Crime, Such as Dark Streets and Areas in Need of Repair (August 19, 2013) – Emily May, Executive Director of Hollaback! was joined by Speaker Christine Quinn, her wife Kim Catullo, and Council Member Diana … Continued

A week in our shoes: PROCLAIM NO SHAME

Dear Hollabackers — This week, we had our first annual staff retreat in New Paltz, NY.  We ate vegan chocolate, drank local craft brew, and mapped out our work together over the next year. It’s gonna be our best year yet. Before we left on Monday, Debjani keynoted at the I-CASH conference (International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment) … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “It’s street harassment”

A barrage of BMXers came hurtling toward me walking down a main street in Cardiff. I kept my eyes front facing and held my course. One of them then gets so close he can ROAR in my ear, obviously intending to shock and humiliate, as he and his mates whizz past laughing and disappear. I’m … Continued

A week in our shoes: PARTNERSHIPS & PRESS EDITION

Dear Hollabackers — The global revolution rolls on! Debjani is at the “Forging Justice” conference in Detroit, Michigan today, presenting on how employers can better support their staff and clients who face street harassment.  Emily is meeting today with community partners interested in developing a new safety app, and met yesterday with two new partners: … Continued