A few more important news stories —
Argentinian women are rallying under the hashtag #NiUnaMenos against an alarming increase of femicides in the country after a pregnant 14-year old was murdered by her boyfriend.
Additionally, yesterday people across Argentina, Chile & Uruguay marched in the streets in outrage over violence against women!
“A team of four young women coders from Porta Allegra in Brazil has won the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon with an anti-harassment app called Não Me Calo, which means “I will not shut up”.
Não Me Calo allows users to review restaurants based on how they treat women. The data then helps other patrons decide which restaurants are safest for women, and publicly encourages restaurant owners and government officials to fix harassment hotspots.”
Our amazing board member Lindsey Middlecamp, founder of Cards Against Harassment, is featured this month and this is my favorite quote from her article: “We’re acculturated to see street harassment as a petty annoyance, but it reflects some fundamentally concerning cultural themes. If people would see a woman on the street as a person with her own motivation and intent, if women were allowed to make noise, take up space, and pursue their own path freely, the world would be a better place.”Share on Facebook