Tag: #vancouverhollaback

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

Speaking up can be hard

The results of Hollaback!’s recent study with Cornell University tell us that street harassment happens globally to a large percentage of women, often starting when they are a teen.   Our own campaign from April showed us that, on average,  Street Harassment affected participants every 1 hour and 42 minutes while they were awake!   … Continued

See Something Say Something

Here we are ….another Transit Tuesday! There are plenty of things about this campaign that make us happy. For example, the potential for a safer transit system,  or a chance to engage more of the community in our work to fight street harassment. Today,  logging onto our social media , I am the most excited … Continued

Riding the Heat Wave

As we approach the first of July, just days into summer, BC finds itself in the midst of a heat wave. You know what’s nice about the heat?  The satisfaction  that things like shade, swimming, patios,  cold brew coffee and Popsicles can bring. You know what isn’t so nice about the heat?  How stressful it … 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