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: Up to 15 correspondents from around the world contribute monthly articles about street harassment in their communities. The correspondents term lasts four months.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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: 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.
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.