2012 March

“Who slaps someone…for a phone number?”

anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on March, 30, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

The DC Women’s Theater group put together an amazing showcase of monologues for the very last event of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. Here are six of the monologues. They’re each about two minutes and they’re all very powerful. Share on Facebook

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“Bring Your Brother Day” workshop on street harassment

Activist Interviews, anti-street harassment week, Stories | on March, 30, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was written by Nefertiti Martin, Community Organizer and Katie Bowers, MSW intern at Girls for Gender Equity.) On March 16, youth organizers at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), a small nonprofit organization in Brooklyn, New York, that addresses the issue of street harassment, invited male friends and family members [...]

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Safety Audit Walk in Montreal for Anti-Street Harassment Week

anti-street harassment week | on March, 29, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This is cross-posted with permission from the blog of Women in Cities International, based in Montreal, Canada.) From March 18th to 24th, 2012, we celebrated the second edition of International Anti-Street Harassment week….As one of the (many!) co-sponsors of this great event, Women in Cities International partnered with radio station CKUT and the [...]

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Discussions, rallies, photography competitions: Anti-Street Harassment Week in Delhi, India

anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on March, 29, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was written by the Safe Delhi Campaign Team to recap their efforts during International Anti-Street Harassment Week in Delhi, India) CONTEXT: Delhi has changed a lot in the past decade. Skyscrapers, flyovers, shopping complexes rapidly covered the city making it for a particular section of the society. But, a [...]

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Street theater about street harassment by The Saartjie Project

anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on March, 29, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This is cross-posted with permission from The Saartjie Project (TSP) Tumblr page. The article is written by @JessSolomon, the founding producer. TSP wrote and performed street theater about street harassment in Washington, DC, for International Anti-Street Harassment Week.) We are a home-grown performance ensemble made up of black women exploring and creating at [...]

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From Cairo to DC: A Discussion on Street Harassment

anti-street harassment week | on March, 28, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

On March 19, 2012, in  Washington, DC, for an International Anti-Street Harassment Week event, five activists (including myself) talked about issues of street harassment abroad and in Washington, DC. Countries we covered included Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, and the United Kingdom. The YWCA-National Capital Area hosted the talk. I had enough space on my camera to [...]

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“How sad that reaching adolescence means getting harassed”

Stories, street harassment | on March, 28, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

I am almost 62 years old and have been getting harassed by strangers in public since I was about 11. It has included men exposing their genitals, many times, as well as being spoken to by strangers and pressured to engage in conversation, yelling, whistling, and name-calling and insults if I didn’t respond. Most of [...]

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