Here You’LL Find RESOURCES, INCLUDING:
- Street Harassment: How to take care of yourself including how to respond, know your rights, and find supportive organizations;
- Online Harassment: How to take care of yourself including counterspeech tips, a digital safety guide, and a know your rights guide;
- Take Action in Your Community, including bystander intervention, policy recommendations, and activist guides; and,
- Learn More About Harassment, including information on how harassment impacts communities differently and guides for teachers and employers.
Street Harassment: How to Take Care of Yourself
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.
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.
This is a list of organizations with resources for people experiencing online harassment.
Online Harassment: How to Take Care of Yourself
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take Action in Your Community
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.
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.
Our recommendation for Policymakers and service providers who want to invest in combating harassment.
Learn more about Harassment
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.
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.
Urban planning practices have historically planned for a heterogeneous public in processes that marginalize difference. Hunter College’s Gender-Inclusive (GenderInc) Planning Studio prepared this report in partnership with Hollaback! It employs gender-inclusive planning practices that will promote safety of mind and body for LGBTQ users of the city’s public spaces – particularly transgender and gender non-conforming people whose gender does not fit the traditional binary.
This guide is geared toward teachers, guidance counselors, parents and other educators who want to address the issue of street harassment amongst middle and high school aged students.
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.
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.
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