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Two Weeks to Go!

anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on March, 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Raise your hand if you’re energized to be joining 150+ groups in 32 countries (so far…) during the fifth annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, April 12-18! With just two weeks to go, here are a few important updates. Global Night of Action, April 17 Stop Telling Women to Smile (STWTS), an internationally-recognized art project that confronts gender-based street [...]

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New Resource for Runners in Philadelphia

News stories, Resources, street harassment | on March, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Alon Abrahamson is the creator of the Philadelphia-based running website Run Philly and created an “Incident Report” page that allows runners to log in incidents of harassment, physical assault, muggings and more that happen while they are running. Via Runner’s World: ““These incidents must happen every single day, multiple times per day,” Abramson told Runner’s World [...]

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Kenyan program improves boys’ attitudes towards girls

male perspective, News stories, Resources | on March, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

We need this kind of programming in every country, every school! Via Reuters: “The schoolboy watched as a man tried to remove the nappy of a little girl he was dragging along a Nairobi riverbank, suspecting that he was going to rape her. Having been trained to defend girls against sexual assault, the boy called [...]

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Iowa City Addresses Street Harassment

Events, SSH programs | on March, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Compared to most cities, people in Iowa City are doing a lot to address street harassment. Since 2006 there have been anti-harassment bus PSAs . The University of Iowa’s Women’s Resource Action Center (WRAC) has held events and awareness-raising demonstrations about street harassment and their staff are currently working with bars on how to address harassment [...]

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Update on Detained Chinese Activists

News stories, street harassment | on March, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

As I’ve shared here before, on March 6 and 7, public security officials detained five feminist activists in China who planned to distribute stickers and leaflets on March 8, International Women’s Day, to raise awareness about the problem of sexual harassment on public transportation (something SSH does and advocates others do in their communities). Nearly [...]

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Peru Passes a law, one is introduced in Panama

News stories, street harassment | on March, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

The Peruvian government officially passed the law against street harassment that the Congress approved earlier this month. Meanwhile in Panama, Ana Matilde Gómez, an independent member of Panama’s National Assembly introduced a bill that would criminalize street harassment. It would also outlaw bullying, stalking, racism and all forms of sexual harassment. It also calls for [...]

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Chinese Embassy Protest in Washington, DC

SSH programs | on March, 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Stop Street Harassment and SlutWalk D.C. took a stand outside the Chinese Embassy today for the five Chinese women who are now on day 17 of their detention. They were detained simply for planning to distribute information about sexual harassment on the transit system….something that SSH advocates people do and do ourselves. NOT OKAY. Have [...]

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