1. Finished fundraising to be able to fund the largest nationally representative survey on street harassment in the USA to date. Finished conducting the focus groups with under-represented voices. Then wrote and released a report in June detailing the findings of the survey and focus groups. The report has had around 100 media hits and is being used by government agencies, universities, nonprofits, journalists, and activists nationwide. (THANK YOU everyone who donated)
2. Organized the largest International Anti-Street Harassment Week to date in the spring! Groups in 25 countries participated through marches, rallies, workshops, sidewalk chalking, flyering, tweet chats, and more.
3. Funded six Safe Public Spaces Mentoring teams in India, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Serbia, and USA. This fall and winter they’ve held workshops, conducted surveying, and campaigned (due to various issues, not all teams have completed their projects yet).
4. Worked with three cohorts of blog correspondents (more than 40 people from around the world combined) across the year who wrote articles about street harassment and activism to stop it in their communities.
5. Presented or tabled at the Rally Against Rape, the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, National Sexual Assault Conference, and SlutRock DC. Participated in the DC Justice for All March. Spoke at various campuses and to community groups. Volunteers hosted street chalking in DC and NYC.
|SSH board member Layla and volunteers in D.C. for sidewalk chalking||SSH board member Laura in Nebraska for #16days of activism action on campus|
|SSH board member Lindsey in Minnesota tabling after her talk at a campus||SSH volunteer Khiara in New York organized an #OrangeDay chalking|
|I joined SSH board member Manuel in Arizona for art action with high schoolers||
My trip to Ethiopia to talk about sexual harassment & street harassment to college deans
6. Advised entities like the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority and the World Bank on their anti-harassment transit campaigns in Washington, DC and Mexico City, respectively. Also advised the State Department on harassment in Ethiopia and a sheriff’s office on upskirt laws in Washington state.
7. Met with legislators from NY, NM and NJ who agreed to strengthen their state’s upskirt laws.
10. I wrote pieces about street harassment for outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Ms, and Bitch. SSH board members Patrick and Maureen wrote published pieces for Huffington Post and Washington Post, as did former SSH volunteer and 2014 graphics consultant Raquel for the New York Times.Share on Facebook