Category: changing culture

Summer – Things are heating up!

We are seeking some summer help around here! While we have no MAJOR campaigns planned this summer, we could use some help with blogging, social media, and doing Good Night out Audits. If you are into any / all of the following: Feminism, activism, live music, writing, grrl power, music festivals, DIY, urban planning, LGBTQ … Continued

Regarding the trial of Jian Ghomeshi

Regarding the trial of Jian Ghomeshi   Hollaback! Canada joint statement   21 April 2016     We believe people who share their stories We stand in solidarity with Lucy DeCoutere, Linda Redgrave, and others who have bravely shared their stories. We stand with Kathryn Borel, Reva Seth, Zoe Kazan, and anyone else who has … Continued

#webelievesurvivors

On March 24th we hosted a “Chalk Walk” in which the community could leave messages of support for those amongst us  who have experienced sexual or gendered violence.   Here are some of the highlights.

CONTEST ALERT

We are already gearing up for  April’s National Anti Street Harassment Week.  We have big things planned, all of which are a secret for right now – so please watch our Facebook for more details! In preparation, we want to remind Vancouver about our FREE Smart Phone App. We would really love to have MORE people … Continued

International Human Rights Day and Street Harassment

Today, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day. I am looking back on 67 years of progress in awe of where we’ve come from and the strides, especially in gender relations, that we’ve made. Marriage equality has been recognized in 21 countries,  legal rights have been extended to women more rapidly and we are finally … Continued

Message of Solidarity with Chantal Coschizza

August 27, 2015 We at Hollaback Vancouver open our arms in solidarity with Chantal Coschizza who, this week, was yet another victim of harassment in our community. We are saddened by the news and applaud the efforts being taken to  launch investigations. So often harassment is silenced, swept under the rug or forgotten. It is … Continued

So what is Street Harassment, exactly?

Need some help recognizing street harassment? Maybe you have heard this term being used a lot lately, likely due to the fact that it is International Anti Street Harassment Week, and so it seems to be on everyone’s radar. Maybe you aren’t super clear on what IS street harassment and what is just “being friendly.” … Continued

Hollaback! Vancouver and Metro Vancouver Transit Police team up to help end harassment on transit

  Part of ending street harassment is being an active bystander. As we approach Anti-Street Harassment Week, Hollaback! Vancouver and Metro Vancouver Transit Police (Transit Police) challenge you to do just that. April 13 is the official launch of an exciting new partnership between Hollaback! Vancouver and Transit Police which endeavours to raise awareness about … Continued

We Saw Something. We Said Something. They Heard Us.

Anne Drennan of the Vancouver Transit Police (VTP) called Shannon Fisher, Hollaback! Vancouver Team Lead, last night to apologize and say that the VTP will have the victim-shaming ads down by the end of the week as train cars return to service yards. Anne spent the day calling everyone who complained about the ads to apologize for … Continued