2012 February

Submit your street harassment art for exhibit

anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on February, 28, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Stop street harassment by…                   My street harassment story is…                   A safe community would look like… Use words, images, photographs to complete one of those sentences and submit it for inclusion in an art exhibit!! The art exhibit will be at MOCA DC in Washington, DC, on Sunday, March 18, 3 – 9 p.m. as part [...]

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Interview: Alan Kearl’s efforts to stop street harassment

Activist Interviews, anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on February, 27, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Fathers can be natural allies in ending street harassment. I’m lucky to have a wonderful father who is one, and he’s organizing action in New York City for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. He agreed to do a quick interview about why he’s involved and what’s going on in NYC. We hope this will inspire other [...]

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Myanmar’s “Whistle for Help” Campaign

News stories | on February, 27, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Women in Myanmar launched a creative campaign to fight the problem of sexual harassment on their transit system. Their campaign is called “whistle for help” and “about 150 volunteers have been distributing whistles and pamphlets to women at eight busy bus stops in Yangon each Tuesday morning in February. The group plans to continue the [...]

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Snapshot of street harassment stories, news, announcements & tweets: February 26, 2012

anti-street harassment week, News stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on February, 26, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Read stories, news articles, blog posts, and tweets about street harassment from the past week. ** Sign up to receive a monthly e-newsletter from Stop Street Harassment *** Street Harassment Stories: Share your story! You can read street harassment stories on the Web at: Stop Street Harassment Blog HarassMap Egypt Resist Harassment Lebanon Many of [...]

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Two incidents in Lima, Peru

Stories, street harassment | on February, 25, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

Two things that have marked me happened. One was when I was 13, a neighbour came up to me and said “I want to fuck you.” I was near my house and started shouting at him. My father came out and talked to this man’s mother. I don’t know what happened next. Another time, I [...]

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How to Be a Good Guy on the Sidewalk

male perspective, News stories | on February, 24, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

“A number of men have asked us the same question recently: if you’re walking on a dark street near a lady, how can you let her know you’re not a threat? So this week, we offer some tips for dudes who’d like to help women feel more comfortable in public spaces,” writes Anna North on [...]

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Activists in DC testify about sexual harassment on the transit system

Activist Interviews, public harassment, street harassment | on February, 23, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

This is partially cross-posted from the guest post I wrote for Greater Greater Washington earlier today. Unwanted sexual comments, indecent exposure, groping, and public masturbation: sexual harassment happens often on transit in Washington, DC, just as it happens in cities around the world. Local grassroots activist group Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS)/Holla Back DC! [...]

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