SSH offer several resources, programs and campaigns.
1. Online Resources: The SSH website is the go-to resource for information about street harassment, including prevalence statistics, tips for dealing with harassers, information about street harassment and the laws, and how to be a male ally. Individuals from more than 30 countries submit their street harassment stories for the SSH blog and relevant news and activism is featured on the blog, too. We’ve had more than 1 million visitors since 2008.
2. Direct Services. In July 2016, Stop Street Harassment will launch a national street harassment hotline in partnership with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network and Defend Yourself. It will be offered 24/7, in Spanish and English, with both phone and online options.
3. International Anti-Street Harassment Week: Each spring, SSH organizes more thousands of people worldwide to take action against street harassment in their community during International Anti-Street Harassment Week. In 2015, there were people in 41 countries and 6 continents that took part. The next week will be held from April 10-16, 2016.
4. Correspondents Program: Up to 15 correspondents from around the world contribute monthly articles about street harassment in their communities. The correspondents term lasts four months.
5. Safe Public Spaces Mentoring Program: In 2013, SSH funded and mentored this as a PILOT and worked with the leaders of projects in Afghanistan, Cameroon and Chicago, USA. In 2014, we worked with six teams in India, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Serbia, and the USA. In 2015, we worked with four teams in France, India, Romania, and the USA.
6. Documenting Street Harassment in the United States: SSH conducted the largest nationally representative study on street harassment in the United States. To supplement the 2,000-person survey, 10 focus groups were conducted with under-represented groups. The report was released in June 2014.
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. For example, 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. The most recent update was a second wave of PSAs at every Metro station in spring 2015. In December 2015, two SSH board members testified at the first-ever DC city council hearing on street harassment.
9. 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.
10. Books: Founder Holly Kearl wrote some of the only books on the subject including Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (Praeger, 2010) and Stop Global Street Harassment: Growing Activism Around the World (Praeger, 2015).