Individual action can only go so far to stop street harassment and the onus cannot be on individuals to solve the problem alone. If you have the time, energy, and network connections, consider organizing or participating in community action to end street harassment.
Note: If you’re a teacher here’s an Idea Guide for discussing this issue with students. Feminist educator Ileana Jimenez writes about why it’s important to talk to students about street harassment. One easy idea: Show students the award-winning four-minute film “Walking Home” and use the Discussion Guide, created by the filmmaker Nuala Cabral.
Read interviews with the organizers of various anti-street harassment initiatives worldwide!
Here are eight more ideas:
|Conduct Community Audits and Surveys >||
Campaign and Lobby >
|Create a Documentary >
|Hold an Event >|
|Use Art to Raise Awareness >||Participate in International
Anti-Street Harassment Week >
|Request a City Council Hearing
on Street Harassment >
|Start or Join an Anti-Street
Harassment Organization >