2011 July

Win for bicyclists in Los Angeles

News stories | on July, 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A week ago, the Los Angeles (CA) City Council passed a pioneering new law making it a crime for drivers to threaten cyclists verbally or physically, and allows victims of harassment to sue in civil court without waiting for the city to press criminal charges. While the main purpose of the law is to try [...]

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Builders in the UK Suspended for “Wolf-Whistling”

News stories | on July, 29, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Ahh, so classic and stereotypical… Two builders (construction workers) in the UK were suspended from work for harassing a woman walking by their work site at Fish Hill Square. The woman felt so uncomfortable, she told her husband how she didn’t want to walk past there again. That led him to write a complaint to [...]

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ECWR says no to women-only taxis in Egypt

News stories | on July, 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Via Al-Masry Al-Youm “The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights on Wednesday rejected a project approved by Local Development Minister Mohamed Attiya to designate taxis exclusively for women in an attempt to counter sexual harassment. The project would be implemented over three stages, starting with 15 taxis in each coastal city at a cost of LE15 [...]

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Guarnateed harassment in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Stories, street harassment | on July, 28, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

I do not own any car so whenever I have to go somewhere I have to wait for public transports and frequently walk on the street. I feel really queasy to walk on the road (which is pretty common in Bangladesh) knowing it is very bad but I can not help it as walking on [...]

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Waiting for a ride to work turns into a street harassment nightmare

Stories, street harassment | on July, 27, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Last year there were a few concentrated incidents that all happened in the same place. I used to get a lift to work and had to wait on a busy road for my pick-up. Bearing in mind this was before 8 a.m. in the morning, I would still get harassed. Sometimes it would just be [...]

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“Whatever happens, I’ll keep on fighting”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 26, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

I’m writing to tell you about an incident which happened last week. I was working from home and needed to [run some errands] like pick up a parcel and pop into the supermarket and buy a few things for dinner. I decided to beat the lunchtime ‘rush’ and leave at 11 a.m. Anyway, I rounded [...]

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Just when I thought I’d read it all…

News stories, Stories | on July, 26, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

I read this story in the Washington Post that took place in a mall I used to shop at when I lived in Fairfax during graduate school: “A woman was slashed and cut in a Fairfax County shopping mall Monday evening in what may be the latest of a series of similar incidents, Fairfax County [...]

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