We own the streets

11 Apr

Hollaback (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

” Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world.  We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.

Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one of the least legislated against. Comments from “You’d look good on me” to groping, flashing and assault are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals. But it is rarely reported, and it’s culturally accepted as ‘the price you pay’ for being a woman or for being gay. At Hollaback!, we don’t buy it. ” Hollaback.org

Bellow is a link of their website in the US

Hollaback! You have the power to end street harassment

Also there is one branch working in London here

HollabackLDN! |  About Us

” That site is a resource to allow people to share their stories without being victims, as well as to highlight just how often it happens, and to work on what we’re going to do about it.

Street harassment occurs on a daily basis all over the world, and indeed all over London. The term ‘Street harassment’ is used to describe sexual harassment which takes place in public spaces, and refers to behaviour such as staring, commenting, shouting, following, touching, grabbing, groping, flashing, assault, and violence. Part of the problem with street harassment is that it’s invisible. ”

Those website offers tools and practical advise to fight street harassment, both being the target and bystander. Check them out.

Personally I am not a big fan of the popular Facebook, but would be great if you have a profile in there, that you could join their group ( HollaBack! – Brooklyn – Non-Profit Organization | Facebook  )  and share it around.

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