Our Work

In addition to offering information and resources about street harassment on this website, in our book, and through talks and articles, SSH runs several programs and campaigns.

1. Stopping Companies that Trivialize Street Harassment: Street harassment is a normalized experience in our society and one contributor to that is companies that portray street harassment as a joke, compliment, or an “okay” experience. SSH runs an on-going list of offending companies and works with community members to get companies to drop ads and change offensive language. We’ve had six successes so far.

2. Correspondents Program: Ten to 15 correspondents from around the world contribute monthly articles about street harassment in their communities.  The correspondents term lasts six months (January to June and July to December).

3. Documenting Street Harassment in the United States: SSH is currently fundraising to be able to conduct the first-ever national study on street harassment in the United States (donate here). To supplement the 2,000-person survey, numerous focus groups are being conducted with under-represented groups.

4. International Anti-Street Harassment Week: Each spring, SSH organizes more than 100 groups (there were 150 groups in 2013) around the world to take action against street harassment in their community during International Anti-Street Harassment Week.

5. Male Allies Information: Men must be part of the solution. We provide information about working with boys and men, bystander tips, and more. Read guest blog posts from male allies.

6. Safe Public Spaces Mentoring Program PILOT: Launching in summer 2013, people and groups anywhere in the world can propose a project idea that addresses gender-based street harassment in their community. Selected projects will receive in-depth mentoring for three months, up to $250 to offset expenses, and other benefits.

7. Toolkits: SSH provides resources for people who want to take community action. We also offer a groundbreaking toolkit, released in Dec. 2013, called Know Your Rights: Street Harassment and the Law.

8. Washington, D.C. Activism: SSH is based in the Washington, D.C.-area and has led or co-led various initiatives there. Along with Collective Action for Safe Spaces, SSH is part of a task force that works with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on addressing sexual harassment on the Metro trains and buses. In 2011, SSH co-led community safety audits and helped with a city march called Our Streets Too!

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