In March, Meet Us on the Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week was packed full of amazing anti-street harassment initiatives. Coincidentally, two of the initiatives led by male allies won awards today!!!
1. In India, Dhruv Arora launched the website GotStared.At where people can post photos of the clothes they were wearing when harassed along with their story. What really went viral though were graphics like the one on the right, which, once posted on Facebook, were shared widely.
Today, GotStared.At won the prestigious UN World Summit Youth Award in the category Power 2 Women! Congratulations Dhruv!!
2. In New York City, USA, a team of men and women decided to create a short video about how men can be involved in stopping street harassment, using the meme “Shit [...] Say” videos. The video launched during Meet Us on the Street and quickly went viral. It engaged people with the issue in an entertaining way and let men know they are needed in this movement.
Today, the video won the “Seeing My World through a Safer Lens Video Contest“! Congratulations to everyone who was involved, especially Joe Samalin and Bix Gabriel.Share on Facebook