2012 November

16 Days: Day 6, South Africa

16 days, street harassment | on November, 30, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (Nov. 25 – Dec. 10), Stop Street Harassment is featuring activists who took action against street harassment this year, one new country per day. Day #6: South Africa After two teenagers wearing miniskirts were harassed and groped by a group of 50-60 men at a taxi [...]

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Anti-Harassment Patrols in Cairo Tonight

street harassment | on November, 30, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Members of @TahrirBodyguard and other anti-sexual harassment patrols are out in full force this evening, volunteering their time to stop street harassment as Egyptians protest in Cairo. Phone numbers to call for help or to report harassers in Cairo: 01157892357 / 01202390087 / 01016051145 Also, anti-harassment group HarassMap says: “if sexual harassment happens 2 u [...]

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“I’m sorry ma’am. I’ll stop tonight.”

Stories, street harassment | on November, 30, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Driving with the windows down, I pulled up beside a pickup truck at a stop light. The two men inside the truck began whistling at me and laughing. I turned off my radio, turned to them and said, “You know, it’s really offensive when men whistle at a woman like she’s an animal. I don’t [...]

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16 Days: Day 5, Sri Lanka

16 days, street harassment | on November, 29, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (Nov. 25 – Dec. 10), Stop Street Harassment is featuring activists who took action against street harassment this year, one new country per day. Day #5: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Unites launched a S.H.O.W You Care (S.H.O.W. = Stop Harassment of Women) campaign to address sexual [...]

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“This unknown passenger…chose to protect me”

Stories, street harassment | on November, 29, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

I was traveling on a Liverpool Train heading back to university after a weekend back home, so I was a little nervous traveling on my own as I had my laptop bag and fear theft. At one stop a group of men in their mid-20s (who’d obviously been drinking and had a night of festivities) [...]

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16 Days: Day 4, Israel

16 days, street harassment | on November, 28, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (Nov. 25 – Dec. 10), Stop Street Harassment is featuring activists who took action against street harassment this year, one new country per day. Day #4: Israel At the end of 2011, it surfaced that ultra-Orthodox Jewish men were continually calling an 8-year-old a whore as [...]

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Now Available: HoodRules thebook

Activist Interviews, Resources, street harassment | on November, 28, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Are you looking for a practical book about how to deal with crimes on the street, including street harassment? Then consider purchasing Aqueelah Grant’s new book HoodRules. From Amazon.com: “HoodRules thebook, emphasizes that every place is a neighborhood or a “Hood” and crime can happen anywhere so preparation is key. Sometimes shocking and often funny, [...]

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