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A viral video cannot be the only way to understand street harassment

street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Whenever I left my college campus in California, inevitably at least once man would honk, whistle or call out to me from his car. Usually it was several. It annoyed me, it made me dread going places, and I felt there was little I could do about it as these men whizzed by, safely removed [...]

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World Bank Meeting about Harassment on Public Transportation

public harassment, SSH programs | on October, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Today I joined Joe Vess from Promundo at the World Bank offices to discuss how to create an effective anti-harassment campaign on public transportation. The World Bank is preparing to launch a pilot campaign on 30 buses in Mexico City this winter. Here is more about what and why they plan to do. Stay tuned [...]

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Video: 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman

Resources, street harassment | on October, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

UPDATE: I posted this before I had a chance to watch it. After watching it and reading comments about it, two things come to mind: 1- I agree with some people who are saying that not everything depicted looked like harassment, but I think the point was to show the accumulation of how often men [...]

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India: “SHE” teams to stop harassers

News stories, public harassment | on October, 26, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Via The Hindu: “Cracking the whip on men sexually harassing women in public places by passing lewd comments or making indecent gestures, the city police on Friday formed ‘SHE’ teams to catch such persons. ‘Hundred of these teams, each comprising policewomen and policemen carrying secret video cameras, will look out for men harassing women at [...]

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Iran: 2000 People Speak out Against Acid Attacks on Womem

News stories, public harassment | on October, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

There are many reasons why people engage in street harassment. One reason is to reinforce existing power dynamics (such as sexism, homophobia, racism) and social norms. For example, someone who feels more powerful than another person may feel entitled to comment on and evaluate that person’s appearance or actions (“nice ass” “ugly cow” “should you [...]

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#OrangeDay Chalking for Safe Public Spaces

street harassment | on October, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

On the 25th of every month, the UNiTE Campaign hosts #OrangeDay to raise awareness about gender issues. Today, 25 October, focuses on “Safe and Empowering Public Spaces with and for Women and Girls.” Stop Street Harassment held a chalk walk and flyering in New York City this afternoon for it, led by our co-social media [...]

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DC: Volunteer with RightRides DC!

Events, Resources, street harassment | on October, 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

From our DC friends Collective Action for Safe Spaces: On Friday, October 31, we’re launching RightRides DC, our groundbreaking new, grassroots program to provide free, safe, late-night rides home for women and LGBTQ people. The number one thing we need to make this service a huge success? YOU! We’re still in need of dispatchers, drivers [...]

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