Stop Street Harassment founder Holly Kearl is the author of three of the few books that focus on street harassment. Purchase them from Amazon.com or request them for your local library.
Stop Global Street Harassment: Growing Activism Around the World
Available: In hardcover for $37 and $35 for ebook (Note: It will be released as a paperback in February 2017).
Once a largely dismissed problem, street harassment is now headline news and being addressed by many international agencies and governments worldwide. This book details how a growing number of individuals, small groups, international organizations, and government agencies worldwide are working to create safe public spaces.
You can request a copy or copies of the book for your local bookstore or library or personal use from Praeger directly. If you are a journalist who would like a review copy, please contact me, hollykearl AT yahoo DOT com.
JOIN THE TWITTER CHAT:
On September 1st at 11 a.m. EDT/3 p.m. GMT, activists from around the world who are featured in the book will be tweeting about street harassment in their area and what they are doing to stop it. Anyone can join it – please do! Use the hashtag #GlobalSHActivism. I will be leading it from @HKearl.
September 17, Washington, DC book launch event. It will be at American University, doors open at 6:30 p.m. event begins at 7 p.m.. I will be joined by activists from Afghanistan, Egypt and the USA and local anti-street harassment groups will have resources and be available to answer questions. The event is free and open to the public. Facebook RSVP page.
September 30, I will be a speaker at George Mason University’s Fall for the Books event in Fairfax, VA, 1:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
October 1 or 2: Tentatively I will have a book event in London with local anti-street harassment groups. But we are still looking for a venue — any suggestions? Please contact me! hollykearl AT yahoo DOT com
October 5 or 6: Tentatively I will have a book event in Dortmund, Germany, with ProChange. But we are still looking for a venue — any suggestions? Please contact me! hollykearl AT yahoo DOT com
November 5, New York City book launch event. It will be at the famous feminist bookstore Bluestockings at 7 p.m. I will be joined by activists from the Netherlands, Nigeria, and NYC. The event is free and open to the public.
Contact me if you are interested in hosting me for a book event! Here is information about campus talks.
Gender-based street harassment impacts at least 80% of women. Ending it will require a complete cultural shift in how women are viewed and treated in societies worldwide. In the meantime, street harassment happens every day – so what can we do about it?
While there is no “best” way to deal with harassers, each of the 50 one-page stories offers creative, entertaining, and empowering techniques and strategies for readers to consider trying out when they feel safe, either as the person being harassed or as a witness to harassment.
The 50 stories were submitted to or featured on the Stop Street Harassment blog. They are about women and men of all ages and backgrounds in 16 countries, from Afghanistan to Tasmania. The book also includes 20 images of people speaking out against street harassment, from Bangladesh to the USA.
Proceeds: 50% of the book profits will fund SSH’s work.
Read the Storify from the #50Stories Tweet Chat in September, 2013.
Street harassment is generally dismissed as harmless, but in reality, it causes women to feel unsafe in public, at least sometimes. To achieve true gender equality, it must come to an end. Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (Praeger, 2010) draws on academic studies, informal surveys, and interviews with activists to explore complexities of the issue.
In the second half of the book, readers will find concrete strategies for dealing with street harassers and ways to become involved in working to end this all-too-common violation. Educators, counselors, parents, and other concerned individuals will discover resources for teaching about harassment and modeling behavior that will help prevent harassment incidents.
Read book reviews.
Since its publication, author Holly Kearl has given more than 200 media interviews, 130 talks, and testified before the NYC, Philadelphia, and DC City Councils.