Tag: activism

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

Anti Street Harassment Week 2016 Press Release

April 7th, 2016 For immediate release:   Local Organizations Hollaback and Good Night Out Celebrate International Anti-Street Harassment Week Join sister organizations Hollaback Vancouver and Good Night Out Vancouver as they celebrate 2016’s International Anti-Street Harassment Week by bringing art, awareness and safe party culture to our city. Hollaback Vancouver will be hosting two body … 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

Valentine Contest Honourable Mentions

As promised earlier in the week, we want to give shout outs to some of entries in our contest that didn’t win, but should still be out there, even if we don’t print them. We have prepared the files as a PDF for you to use digitally or with a second page to print double … Continued

Valentines Contest Winners Part One

We don’t know about you, but we have a love / hate relationship with Valentines day. Reliant on heteronormative and outdated gender assumptions, this Hallmark Holiday says nothing about the daily realities of what it’s really like to feel love ,show love or avoid love in todays world. And when we say love we mean … Continued

Our own Stacey, wrote a piece for  GUTS Magazine 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT STREET HARASSMENT     As part of international Anti Street Harassment Week in April, I led a campaign that asked people to record the number of times street harassment interrupted their day over a twenty-four-hour period. Participants would click on a … Continued

The United Nations & Harassment on transit.

Did you know that Women’s safety on transit is such a serious issue  that even the United Nations weighed in on the matter?   In 2011 the UN Women Committee created their Safe Cities Global Initiative. Included in this are best practices for making public transit safer for women and girls. Here we are going … Continued

Three Passengers, One Train

  Trigger warning – today’s Transit Tuesday post shares one woman’s experience describing name calling and attempted physical violence. (click on each in order to read)   This poem tells the story of harassment and violence on transit from 3 different perspectives. It was bravely shared with us as part of our “What’s your Number” … Continued