It’s been an exciting Day 1 of the 7th annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week! Each year, I secretly wonder if anyone will participate and every year I am pleasantly surprised by the number of groups, organizations and people who end up taking actions in their communities. Thank you so much if that includes you! (Also, if you’re an individual reading this, here are 6 ways you can join.)
Here is a sampling of what’s happened so far & stay tuned for the daily wrap-ups each evening (EDT).
- View photos of the actions in our photo album
- Online Manager of the Week Britnae Purdy and I were guests on NYC radio station WBAI!
Development Action Program (PDAP) organized a campaign against street harassment that included a rally with our staff and young girls.
Women’s Forum of the North Zone of the City of São Paulo, Sampapé, Clímax Brasil held a Gender Safety and Walkability Quality Audit Walk.
ActionAid’s Safe Cities program in Cambodia did street action.
Watch a video of it! .
The Chapter of the International Law Students Association in the PUCMM did a poster/photo campaign.
Hollaback! Jakarta hosted a chalk walk.
Nufoshey released cards people can give to their harassers.
Levanta La Voz! Madrid hosted a chalk walk at Madrid’s Complutense University.
Hollaback! Oxford did a chalk walk and BBC South interview about their work.
Street action took place in states like Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, and Virginia.
Hey Baby – Art Against Sexual Violence launched an art/poster exhibit at Tucson’s main library in Arizona.
There was also a lot of online action, including in countries like Afghanistan, Iran, Kenya, Pakistan and Romania.
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