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UN Please Include Street Harassment in Beijing + 20

street harassment | on February, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

We’ve joined the following organizations in asking the United Nations and all member states to make a commitment to eradicating street harassment in Beijing + 20: Chega de Fiu-Fiu, iHollaback Bahamas, iHollaback Bogotá, Observatorio Contra el Acoso Callejero Chile, Observatorio Contra el Acoso Callejero Colombia, Observatorio Contra el Acoso Callejero Nicaragua, Observatorio Contra el Acoso [...]

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Kenya: Outreach around Street Harassment

SSH programs, street harassment | on February, 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Last week, SSH’s 2014 Safe Public Spaces Mentoring team in Kenya was finally able to hold their event. Originally, they planned to hold an awareness campaign on their ferry in December, a site of much harassment, but it has been too unsafe to do so in their region due to terrorism. Other challenges included their banners were [...]

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Making Street Harassment Connections in South Africa

street harassment | on February, 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Hello from South Africa! I am here for my new job with the Aspen Institute’s New Voices fellowship. One of our current year fellows is Elsa D’Silva, an amazing anti-street harassment activist in India who co-founded Safe City two years ago. One of last year’s fellows is writer Sisonke Msimang who wrote a very powerful [...]

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Collaboration with Lyft

News stories, Resources, SSH programs, street harassment | on February, 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Lyft connects people who need a ride with trained community drivers. Along with Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Hollaback!, next month SSH will be collaborating with Lyft on creating sexual harassment training videos for their drivers. They are also joining the White House It’s On Us campaign to address sexual violence. We are thrilled that Lyft is [...]

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SSH in Tucson and Toronto

Events, SSH programs, street harassment | on February, 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

This week, SSH board member Manuel Abril distributed SSH materials in Tucson at an important conference. From Manuel: “The Annual Youth and Peace Conference (YPC) is a unique Tucson event empowering youth to become courageous leaders and creative peace builders in our community. Youth violence is still considered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [...]

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Iowa college student in hospital after intervening

News stories, Stories, street harassment | on February, 21, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Our thoughts are with this brave student… Via Iowa Public Radio: “A group of men were harassing a woman in Ames when bystander Cale Truhlsen of West Des Moines stepped in to try and stop it. Truhlsen was attacked by the group…and he’s still in the hospital after suffering a broken nose, a black eye, [...]

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Turkey Marches and Tweets, Los Angeles Prepares for a Transit Campaign

News stories, street harassment | on February, 20, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

TURKEY: Last week, a mini bus driver tried to rape Ozgecan Aslan, a student at Cag University in the southern province of Mersin, when she was the last passenger. He beat and killed her, cut off her hands, burned her body and tossed it into a river. News of her grisly death sparked outrage. Over the [...]

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