street harassment

USA: From Harassment at School to the Streets

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on March, 31, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Dr. Dena Simmons, New York City, USA, Blog Correspondent “Leave me alone,” I screamed.  Stop it! Stop! But he kept inserting himself into my space no matter how hard I pushed him away. I was in sixth grade when one of the boys from seventh grade cornered me so that he could grope me. After [...]

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Kenya: I Confronted Street Harassers Today

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on March, 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Linnet Nyawira Mwangi, Kisumu, Kenya, SSH Blog Correspondent Over the weekend I attended a friend’s birthday party in town but I had to leave early because I had a busy day the following day. After saying goodbye to my friends I decided to go get a cab outside and declined the offer to be walked out [...]

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Two Weeks to Go!

anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on March, 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Raise your hand if you’re energized to be joining 150+ groups in 32 countries (so far…) during the fifth annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, April 12-18! With just two weeks to go, here are a few important updates. Global Night of Action, April 17 Stop Telling Women to Smile (STWTS), an internationally-recognized art project that confronts gender-based street [...]

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“Taking pictures of me out of his window”

Stories, street harassment | on March, 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

When I was at the gas station a few days ago, I decided to clean my windshield whilst my car’s tank was being filled. When I turned around I discovered that a male stranger was photographing me from his car. He stopped when I looked straight at him and started to slowly drive away. At [...]

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“Make anti-street harassment lessons compulsory “

Stories, street harassment | on March, 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I walked into school and a group of boys started making tit jokes and whistling at me. They were so bad at whistling one of them brought an actual whistle. It made me feel uncomfortable. Fortunately, at that moment the bell rang. Late that day a boy in my form class, while he was walking [...]

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ʺRun home to daddy b****”

Stories, street harassment | on March, 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

My high school is located in the upper downtown area of Indianapolis, Indiana. When I was a sophomore I was walking down the city street from my school to a coffee shop about five blocks away to wait for my father to come pick me up. It was the middle of July and hot outside, [...]

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New Resource for Runners in Philadelphia

News stories, Resources, street harassment | on March, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Alon Abrahamson is the creator of the Philadelphia-based running website Run Philly and created an “Incident Report” page that allows runners to log in incidents of harassment, physical assault, muggings and more that happen while they are running. Via Runner’s World: ““These incidents must happen every single day, multiple times per day,” Abramson told Runner’s World [...]

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