Tag: #vancouverhollaback

New submission from c!

So this is interesting because 2 years ago i wouldn’t have had the awareness of what this sutuation was or the realization of it. I was walking home carrying heavy groceries. I am a 39 year old woman. I was wearing sunglasses and had earbuds in and clearly not to be dusturbed as i carried … Continued

The Sneak Attack

This was a quick mumbling of “thank you sexY for being so sexy’ just as I was climbing into my boyfriend’s car. Typically I only get harassed when I’m alone (because some men respect other men and but only see women as their ‘property’ or some shit), so this was rare and exciting!….. He also … Continued

New Submission : Please do not tap on glass

  In this street harassment story, I was apparently presumed by a group of construction workers to be on the same level as a zoo animal on the other side of a piece of glass. They were eating lunch at a table by a window at a place called Yummy Teriyaki. I was running an … 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

Commuting as a Community.

Here we are at our last #transittuesday of the Summer (*tear).  To be honest, the theme scribbled beside this Tuesday is “Back to School.” It seems we were going to recap the various things about harassment and transit that we have talked about this summer and see how we can apply them to the school … Continued

How do you intervene?

And we are back with another #transittuesday! Summer is wrapping up ( sad, isn’t it?) so it is a good time to review the 4 D’s of Bystander Intervention.  If you witness what looks like harassment while on the bus or skytrain (or anywhere actually)  you have the power to intervene in one of 4 … 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

These boots are made for walkin (or biking, or bussing, or skytraining or cabbing…)

  In late July, we celebrated our official 1 year anniversary of fighting street harassment in Vancouver. For a year now, we have published very troublesome stories of folks experiencing whistles, cat calls, name calling, flashing, groping, violence,  and other unacceptable ( and infuriating, and terrifying)  behaviors directed at them as they move around Vancouver. … 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

Tune in to these Transit Tuesday Videos!

Transit Tuesday is here again!  Today we are sharing some videos that take a look at harassment In 2013 Hollaback! Philly ( Now Feminist Public Works) ran an advertising campaign on Philadelphia  trains to address harassment and sexual offending on transit. The video  below shows team members seeing the ads for the first time and … Continued