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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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Kenya: Preparing for a Campaign on the Ferry

public harassment, SSH programs, street harassment | on October, 21, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Our six Safe Public Spaces Mentees are half-way through their projects. This week we are featuring their blog posts about how the projects are going so far. This second post is from our team in Kenya. Their projects are supported by SSH donors. If you would like to donate to support the 2015 mentees, we [...]

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Serbia: Surveying Youth about Street Harassment

LGBTQ, SSH programs, street harassment | on October, 20, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Our six Safe Public Spaces Mentees are half-way through their projects. This week we are featuring their blog posts about how the projects are going so far. This first post is from our team in Serbia. Their projects are supported by SSH donors. If you would like to donate to support the 2015 mentees, we [...]

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“Do not ever make a woman feel unsafe.”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 20, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I have never been grabbed by a stranger in my life. I was walking around in the West Village after work today; talking with my mom on the phone about visiting Georgia at the end of the month. I had my headphones on, but I always keep one ear off, just to stay alert/aware of [...]

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“I have been followed with a video camera pointed at my butt”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 19, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I used to live in DC and the harassment is obnoxious. I have been followed with a video camera pointed at my butt while leaving a grocery store. I have had guys park their car and sit at the bus stop and harass me to get my number. One time when I was only 16, [...]

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Bulgaria: Harassment-free schools: Whose responsibility is it anyway?

correspondents, public harassment, street harassment | on October, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Diana Hinova, Sofia, Bulgaria, SSH Blog Correspondent Public schools are public spaces. Schools are also one of the places where we learn, ‘by doing’, about what public space is and what behaviors are acceptable in it. It is no secret that there can be serious problems with bullying and harassment in schools. In Bulgaria, though, teachers [...]

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“I believe that is a fundamental issue in our society today”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

The other night I went to visit my sister at her college, and the next night they were having a night out at a nearby rollerskating rink. I went with her and was desperately trying to teach her how to skate so I pulled her off to the side while we laughed at her clumsiness. [...]

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