The official 2014 period was September 1 through December 15 but the work of a few teams extended into 2015.
Meet our 2014 Mentees!!
1. Schools of Equality in Chennai, India, created toolkits, in both English and Tamil, to educate and raise awareness about street harassment among teens in schools. The toolkit will also contain resources for schools to conduct their own campaigns around ending street harassment along with ways to brainstorm culturally appropriate responses to street harassment.
October 2014: Read an update about their project.
2. In Kenya, the Teen Watch Centre planned to address the rampant problem of harassment on their local ferry system, which 5,000 people ride each day, through a five day awareness campaign on the boarding ramps and a sticker and poster campaign. Due to security issues they could not do the awareness on the ferry but held it in their community.
3. Women LEAD Nepal recruited 10 volunteers in Kathmandu and trained them to lead theater forums on street harassment. Then the volunteers went into schools, universities and public spaces to perform the theater and hold a workshop to allow people to learn about the topic and have a safe space to discuss it.
4. In Managua, Nicaragua, the new group Observatorio Contra el Acoso Callejero Nicaragua (OCAC NIC) conducted surveys about street harassment at six of the busiest buses stations. They surveyed 900 people and have volunteers ready to analyze the data. They did outreach to media outlets to publicize the findings and bring more attention to the issue in spring 2015. [Read the full report in Spanish]
5. In Nis, Serbia, the informal youth group Generation Y conducted a street harassment survey among high school and college students. They used the information they collected to design informational flyers about street harassment and they did flyering and outreach at places found to be high-risk for harassment based on the survey results.
6. In Kansas City, MO, USA, the BikeWalkKC team worked to pass a cyclist anti-harassment ordinance.
The 2014 program is funded through the generous donations of Carlynne McDonnell, Helen Luryi, Alan Kearl, Joanne Smith, Robin Bedilion, Beckie Weinheimer, Katherine Broendel, Patrick Ryne McNeil, Josef Palermo, Alexandra M Rogalla, Julia F Dieperink, Isabella D Seavey, and Elizabeth Brown.