Here You’LL Find RESOURCES for harassment on the street, online, and in the workplace.



A guide on how to intervene when you see disrespect or harassment happening featuring Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention.


Was it harassment, disrespect, bias or was it something else? We take you through how harassment in the workplace is defined in the US.

How to respond to workplace harassment: understanding your options

There are several options for responding to workplace harassment. None of them are perfect or easy — so you’ll need to explore your options and select the one that is right for you.

How to Talk to the Person who Disrespected You at Work

This guide provides five steps designed to help you set boundaries, take back your power, and move towards healing and closure.

Employee’s Guide to Workplace Investigations and Aftermath

After reporting harassment or discrimination at work it’s common to be blindsided by what happens next. This resource is designed to demystify the investigation process, unpack how your motivations may differ from your employer’s, and emotionally prepare you for any potential aftermath.

How to Respond if you were disrespectful

Almost everyone has a moment when they have said or done something disrespectful to someone else that they regret. Here’s how to respond in a way that shows the other person you care.

Healing and Getting Closure after Harassment at Work

It’s easy to assume you’ll feel closure when your harasser faces justice.  However, justice often doesn’t come or if it does, you may find yourself still hurting. Now begins the hard work of healing. This guide is designed for folks ready to begin this process.

Training Laws by State 

See what the training laws in your state are.

Hollaback!’s Workplace Equity Policies

We are committed to transparency and believe our workplace policies should be as transparent as our values. These are our workplace policy statements as of February 2021.

Street Harassment

How to Respond to Street Harassment

Your safety is first priority. If you feel it’s safe and choose to directly respond to harassers we have general guidelines designed to help keep you safe — whether you’re the target of the harassment or a bystander looking to make a difference.

Show Up: Your Guide to Bystander Intervention

A guide on how to intervene when you see harassment happening featuring Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention. Released by Hollaback! and designed in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy.

Know Your Rights: Street Harassment

A report released in October, 2014 by Hollaback!, TrustLaw, and DLA Piper offers the first ever global legal resource on street harassment. The “Know Your Rights,” guide compiles the latest legal definitions and information on all forms of street harassment across 22 countries and in 12 languages. Creating the guide was a monumental undertaking involving the efforts of 11 legal teams collaborating internationally. Check out the guide and consult our FAQ for more information.

Policy Recommendations 

Our recommendations for Policymakers and service providers wanting to invest in combating harassment. 

Case studies on how to reduce incidents of harassment and assault on public transit

City governments around the world recognize that harassment on public transit is a significant problem warranting a serious response. Here are case studies on how six cities attempted to address it.

Holla How-to Guides 

A series of links on how to host a panel discussion, organize a flash mob, create a survey for research, hold a chalk walk, and more.

Employer, Union, and Service Provider’s Guide to Ending Street Harassment

This guide is written for unions, members assistance programs (MAP), employers, human resources departments, employee assistance programs (EAP), and service providers.  It gives information and resources regarding support and assistance they can offer their staff, union members, and clients reporting experiences of street harassment.  It offers readers:

  • An understanding of what street harassment is and what it looks like
  • How it affects employees, union members, and clients
  • What can be done to support an employee, union member, or client who has experienced it
  • Where to refer an employee, union member or client who may need further assistance and support as a result of their experience

Harassment Is: An Exploration of Identity and Street Harassment [pdf version]

Using stories from Hollaback! sites, this guide invites readers to recognize how people’s identities and oppression overlap and how this affects how they walk down the street.

LGBTQ+ Street Harassment: A Guide for Survivors and Bystanders

Street harassment looks different for different populations and LGBTQ+ folks experience more of it than the general population. Even within the LGBTQ+ community folks are affected differently according to factors like race, immigration status, gender identity, and sex. Here is guidance on how to respond if you’re targeted with anti-LGBTQ+ harassment – and how to respond if you witness it.

How to de-escalate a conflict  

This condensed resource aims to educate bystanders and give you the tools to determine if you are the right person to prevent people from escalating into violence during a conflict.

Resilience in the face of 2020

Resilience is especially important in the aftermath of working through crisis and trauma.  Learn how to hold yourself and make active choices about how to respond to stress. Read this guide in Arabic, Burmese, French, Spanish and Indonesian

Be a Super Ally with the 5Ds

In partnership with Woori Show and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, we created an animated video series for children ages 3 to 10 that helps them understand what racist harassment can look like. Each episode teaches empowering and accessible ways to respond to harassment.

Online Harassment

Counterspeech Do’s and Don’ts

This comic gives tips on how to respond to negative speech online without escalating conflict. HeartMob developed this content in partnership with #ICANHELP, Project HEAR, and the Dangerous Speech Project.

Digital Safety Kit to Protect Against Online Harassment

Chances are you’ve been harassed online (or might be in the future). This guide will walk you through immediate steps you should take to feel safe and gives you the information you need to make informed decisions.

Know Your Rights: Online Harassment

Trying to understand what your rights are on the internet and when they’ve been crossed is tricky. This guide offers US-based readers insight into the federal laws meant to protect us; others vary from state to state. It also details several avenues for response.

Self-Care Guide for Healing from Online Harassment

Experiencing online harassment can be overwhelming. You may feel a whole host of (totally valid) emotions. You could even experience physical symptoms such as a pounding heart, nausea, or difficulty sleeping. You might simply feel numb. In these situations it is very important to make time to take care of yourself.

Supportive Organizations for Additional ONLINE Harassment Resources

This is a list of organizations with resources for people experiencing online harassment.

How to Spot Fake News and Recognize Harassment

Brought to you by HeartMob, this resource in comic form explains how fake news is used to harass and silence – and how to tell whether news is legit.

How to protect whistleblowers

Check out this guide, by, to learn about resources, laws and best practices to protect whistleblowers.

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