2012 April

EVAW’s efforts to make London the safest city for women in the world

News stories, Resources, Stories, street harassment | on April, 30, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

Will London become the safest city in the world for women? Maybe! This is the goal of the Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition in London and they’re working hard to make it happen. And of course, the absence of street harassment and public sexual assault is a requirement for any safe city. I recently [...]

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“I am a feminist, yet I am a victim”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 30, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

This article excerpt is cross-posted with permission from the blog Organica: The Story of an Arab American Girl. I am writing about my everyday experiences as a single woman living in Cairo, Egypt. I travel independently, run my own life and refuse to allow harassment or male behavior hinder my life. I am writing about [...]

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Snapshot of street harassment stories, news, announcements & tweets: April 29, 2012

hollaback, News stories, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on April, 29, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Read stories, news articles, blog posts, and tweets about street harassment from the past few weeks. ** 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 in Egypt Bijoya in Bangladesh [...]

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Walk for Respect in Nepal

Events, Stories, street harassment | on April, 28, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Today 500 youth participated in a Walk for Respect against street harassment/sexual harassment in Kathmandu, Nepal. Via YouTube: “We silently walked through footpaths carrying various banners and placards up to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Objective 1. To sensitize the greater problem among youths as well as other people i.e. eve teasing and sexual harassment. 2. Boost [...]

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A street harasser almost made me wipe out

Stories, street harassment | on April, 27, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

It’s a gorgeous, sunny, blue sky, green leaf, not too hot kind of day and I happily went for a run with my two dogs after work. At one point on the route we were on, the sidewalk ends and there’s a dirt path you have to go alon until you reach an intersection.  That [...]

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Thousands rally in Kannur, India, for safe streets

News stories, street harassment | on April, 27, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

This guest blog post is by Maya, a PhD student in Barcelona, Spain, who is from India. This newspaper article is from Kannur, a district in Kerala, India. The ladies gathered in the city center to ask for the rights for sharing the city at night. The ladies did a group painting in a large [...]

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But Wait—You’re Twelve

Stories, street harassment | on April, 26, 2012 | by | 3 Comments

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store. I was wearing tight, black skinny jeans and a white beater under a light gray zip-up hoodie and a faux leather jacket.  I was minding my own business walking home, with a leopard-print backpack full of the ingredients I’d need to make a Caprese panini when I got [...]

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