Yesterday was the final day of the 7th annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week! Here are some highlights from that day as well as the extra events that occurred today
Here are more photos from the International Wheatpasting Night led by Stop Telling Women to Smile on April 7. People participated in Berlin (Germany), Duluth (Minnesota), Albuquerque (New Mexico), New Orleans (Louisiana), Chicago (Illinois), New York (New York), London (UK), Bristol (UK) and Toronto (Canada).
Free Women Writers released a second street harassment video.
Hollaback! Ottawa hosted a sidewalk chalking.
Hollaback! Croatia held a flash mob.
Stop Harcèlement de rue – Toulouse hosted a gathering where people could share their street harassment stories and strategies.
ProChange engaged in street action in Dortmond.
La Ciudad es Nuestra held street action and chalking in Mexico City.
“Youth Demonstration against street Harassment” was organized by Youth Advocacy Nepal in partnership with various like minded organizations including ActionAid Nepal, Campaign for People-Led sustainable Development, NDYN, Dalit Youth Alliance and among others at Maitighar Mandala.
UN Women Safe Cities Metro Manila conducted focus group discussions and follow-up/refresher workshops with tricycle drivers; held in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. They also met with the local government official in the barangay (the village head) to outline what support they need to implement Quezon City’s anti-sexual harassment in public spaces law.
Hollaback! Poland invited people to share their stories using the hashtag #STOPmolection.
Proactive Dance launched the Cat-Call Counter Attack! It is a site responsive dance piece that seeks to playfully agitate and reclaim the streets around the Royal Festival Hall and Southbank Centre in London.
Rallies were held in three cities:
Atlanta, Georgia (led by Slutwalk Atlanta – watch a video of it)
New York City (led by Hollaback)
Washington, D.C. (led by Collective Action for Safe Spaces)
Brooklyn Movement Center’s anti-street harassment working group No Disrespect, The Safe OUTside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project, and Culture Push hosted street action. There was screen printing, de-escalation skills sharing and opportunities to plug in to local organizing.
Maryland: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture held a quilting workshop for the Monument Quilt to honor survivors of sexual violence in Baltimore.Share on Facebook