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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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Racial Discrimination + Street Harassment

national study, race, street harassment | on October, 21, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

This Huffington Post article, written by our board member Patrick McNeil, is excerpted with permission. “Today marks 20 years since the United States ratified an international human rights treaty aimed at protecting people from racial discrimination (it’s called the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination, or CERD). The committee that monitors implementation [...]

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Street Harassment and the Law: Global Edition

hollaback, SSH programs, street harassment | on October, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Via Hollaback! “A new report released today offers the first ever global legal resource on street harassment. Led by NGO Hollaback! and the Thomson Reuters Foundation and coordinated by global law firm DLA Piper, the “Know Your Rights” guide compiles the latest legal definitions and information on all forms of street harassment across 22 countries [...]

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News from Belgium, Saudi Arabia, and USA

News stories, street harassment | on October, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

BELGIUM: “Brussels police write up an average of two fines a day for verbal abuse, mostly targeted at women and gay people. Verbal abuse, such as cat- or name-calling, is prohibited in the capital since a law against street harassment was passed earlier this year. “We forward all complaints to the prosecutor, but perpetrators often [...]

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Seattle street harassers used to face this punishment…

SH History, street harassment | on October, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, street harassers were called “mashers” across the USA. In Seattle, if you were convicted of being a masher, you may have to put in time on the chain gang! Wow. Via CrossCut.com — “Even though Seattle was awash in prostitution, behavior toward ‘proper’ ladies had to be protected [...]

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Afghanistan: Harassment and driving, government action?

News stories, street harassment | on October, 14, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Check out my article for the Washington Postabout Afghan women braving harassment and family disprovable to drive: “Seventeen-year-old Zainab Zawol Shahidy >was driving her Toyota 4Runner home from school in Kabul recently when she noticed two men in a vehicle following her. “One of them pointed a gun at me and threatened me to drive [...]

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Day of the Girl 2014

News stories, street harassment | on October, 11, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Today is the 3rd annual International Day of the Girl, an opportunity to reflect on the status of girls in the world and their needs. I, of course, always think about street harassment. I was harassed as a teenage girl and the older I get, the more outraged I am about my experiences and about [...]

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