Tag: victim blaming

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.

Valentine Winners Part 2!

As promised, here are the other 2 winners in our  Feminist Valentines Contest! Remember you can buy all four and some other goodies for 10 dollars! Email [email protected] to place your order in time for Valentines day! We will have them in a few local stores by the end of the week as well.   … 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

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