Thanks so much Rctv28 and Elaine Espinola Keltz for hosting an important discussion this week on street harassment, including points like what’s a compliment and what’s not, how to deal with harassers & men’s roles in stopping harassment! It was great to be a guest alongside Noorjahan Akbar of Free Women Writers & Women for Women International and Jessica Raven of Collective Action for Safe Spaces.Share on Facebook
Our partner Safecity has just released their Safecity Mobile App! It offers resources, allows you to report sexual violence in public spaces and more. It’s available for free on the Google and Apple play stores and is available in English, Hindi and Spanish.
Watch this video to see the features of the app.Share on Facebook
“In the documentary, directors Colette Ghunim and Tinne Van Loon interview both harassers and survivors in Egypt to explore the root of this problem. They talk with women who have fought back and also conduct hidden camera social experiments. Before filming the documentary, Ghunim and Van Loon created a short clip titled ‘Creepers on the Bridge’, which captured the feeling of being stared at and catcalled in the streets of Cairo. It went viral, quickly gaining over 2 million views worldwide. They then created a Kickstarter campaign to fund their documentary on sexual harassment in Egypt. Over the following months, they were interviewed by many international news sources. They received contributions from over 500 backers worldwide on Kickstarter and gain a fanbase of over 11,000 people on Facebook to create ‘The People’s Girls’.”Share on Facebook
A new study conducted in the MENA region sheds light on why men street harass.
A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health found strong links between women’s experience of sexual violence – including street harassment — and poor mental health.
A study in the British Journal of Social Psychology shows street harassment negative impacts how women think about themselves.
Australian women are receiving unsolicited “dick pics” via AirDrop.
Reports of sexual harassment are up on Brussels’ (Belgium) public transport.
Pressure is mounting for music venues in Canada to address sexual harassment.
A man in China stabbed a woman on the bus after she protested his harassment.
Young women in Egypt face harassment in public spaces and restrictions at home.
In France, the Gender Equality Minister wants to outlaw street harassment.
A new survey shows harassment on public transport is rampant in Chennai, India.
A teenager’s account of harassment went viral in Italy.
A new cartoon character tells people to report street harassment in Japan.
There was a death penalty ruling in a forced public stripping case in Kenya.
There’s a new anti-harassment campaign in Lebanon, #mesh_basita.
A new fine and jail time will be enforced on street harassment in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
42 gay men in Nigeria were arrested simply for organizing a HIV awareness event in a public venue. Sign a petition for their release.
Combatting street harassment in Pakistan.
A senator in the Philippines will propose to criminalize street harassment.
A woman in South Africa wrote about wishing she was a man so she didn’t face harassment.
There’s a new dress code being enforced in Uganda, including against mini-skirts.
From Uganda to Tajikistan, women are fighting to enjoy the freedom of bicycling.
A Labour MP in the UK has suggested women-only train carriages – but the idea is insulting.
Women in Bristol (UK) are mapping street harassment.
Women of color in Washington, D.C. (USA) organize against street harassment.
Why street harassers speak the same language across the USA.
A guitarist in the USA stopped his performance after witnessing sexual harassment in the audience.
American actress Ashley Judd calls out “everyday sexism”.
A high percentage of Missoula (MT, USA) patrons experience sexual harassment.
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