Resources

Here You’LL Find RESOURCES ON harassment on the street, online, and in workplaces.

 

 

Street Harassment

How to Respond to Street Harassment

Your safety is the first priority. If you feel safe and choose to respond directly to harassers, we have some general guidelines designed to keep you safe, whether you’re the harasser’s target 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 recommendation for Policymakers and service providers who want to invest in combating harassment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 [pdf] 

This guide is written for unions, members assistance programs (MAP), employers, human resources departments, employee assistance programs (EAP), and service providers. It provides information and resources regarding support and assistance they can offer to their staff, union members, and clients who have reported 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 the reader to recognize how people’s identities and oppressions overlap and how that can affect how they walk down the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ+ Street Harassment: A Guide for Survivors and Bystanders

Street harassment takes different forms 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’s some guidance on how to respond if you’re targeted with anti-LGBTQ+ harassment – and how to respond if you witness it.

 

 

 

 

Online Harassment

Counterspeech Dos 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Safety Guide to Protect Against Online Harassment

Chances are, you’ve either been harassed online or you might be in the future. We partnered with Take Back the Tech! to design a guide that will walk you through the immediate steps you need to take to feel safe and give 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 that are 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 be experiencing physical symptoms such as a pounding heart, nausea, or difficulty sleeping. You might simply feel numb. In these situations, it’s really important to take time out 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.