street harassment

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Women are Claiming Back the Streets of Mexico

The ease with which perpetrators can commit these crimes is the result of a culture of normalization that includes victim blaming and telling women to fear public space because we are not safe there.

Street Sexual Harassment Needs to Stop

Harassment is a reality that most women (and men) have encountered at some stage in their lives. Growing up in Zimbabwe, street sexual harassment was familiar and common within my community.

Hello Spring, Hello Sexual Harassment

London is at it’s most beautiful in the spring. After many dreary months the city fills up with candy-floss blossom and slightest breeze scatters pink and white confetti over the pavements. Parks fill with daffodils. Occasionally the sun shines for two days in a row

The Hidden Story of Holi

Written by Stephanie Arzate, Research and Communications Fellow Tomorrow, on March 22nd, most Hindus in South Asia will celebrate Holi, the spring festival marking the change of seasons, and most popularly known for the throwing of bright, colorful powder. Holi is a holiday that captivates

We need to talk about Black Women NOW

Precilla* was raped by her cousin when she was nine and later by an uncle. She never spoke about it. Why? Her father and other men in her family were always talking about protecting her. But instead of protecting her, they were raping her. Confused,

10 Reasons To Be Thankful This Holiday Season

When reporting news of gender equality (or lack thereof), global media outlets typically focus on the negatives. This holiday season, let’s take a moment, celebrate the positives, and be thankful for forward progress. 1. Outspoken feminist celebrities like Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Amy Poehler, and Taylor Swift have helped

Today, I was called a ****: The Harsh Reality of ‘Cat Calling’

Note to Readers: This blog contains slang for female genitalia often used as a term of abuse. “Hey, hey sweet lips….HEY SWEET LIPS.” Head down. Don’t engage. Walk faster. “Hey sweet lips, come on over here.” “Man, she ain’t no sweet lips. That’s just a white c**t.” Jolt of

In Korea, We “Hollaback” Against Street Harassment

Last week Korea launched its own Hollaback! website. Hollaback! is an organization and online platform that delivers resources, research, and initiatives aimed at ending street harassment. Most importantly, Hollaback! is a portal for individuals to share personal stories about being harassed or having witnessed someone

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