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Join us in 2018, from April 8-14!

Global Action:

On April 7, Stop Telling Women to Smile will host an International Night of Wheatpasting! To participate, complete this form.

Online Actions:

  • April 4: Global tweetathon, all day, use #EndSH – HERE IS THE STORIFY. Thank you to all who participated!


  • April 5: Tweet chat led by Safe Routes to School National Partnership, 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, use #MoveEquity, follow @SafeRoutesNow

Apr 5 MoveEquity

  • April 6: Tweet chat led by the George Mason University Women’s and Gender Studies Department, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT, use #EndSH, follow @MasonWGST

GMU Tweet chat

  • April 7: Tweet chat led by Safecity and Global Utmaning, a Swedish Think Tank that initiated the Urban Girls Movement, on “Safe Public Space- Key to Sustainable Development'”, from 9 – 10 p.m. IST, (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT). Use #UrbanGirlsMovement and #EndSH
  • April 7: Tweet chat led by Oxfam, MENA Regional Gender Justice Programme, time TBA

International Actions:

  • Afghanistan: Free Women Writers will launch a video that tells the stories of Afghan women who have faced marginalization or left school or work because of harassment [April 8, on their website]
  • Argentina: Instituto de Género y Promoción de la Igualdad del Defensor del Pueblo de Córdoba will: 1) Conduct a survey about harassment at the bus stops and public transport. 2) Do a visibility activity on the street, addressed to men, with the invitation to join against the harassment, with delivery of information material (flyer) and for those who expressly commit the delivery of a decal for their vehicle. [April 3-14, Córdoba and Huerta Grande]
  • Argentina: Cuerpas Libres will be giving out free pins for their campaign, Acción Colectiva “Pin contra el Acoso Callejero“. Participants are asked to wear their pin during the week of April 2-8 [Buenos Aires]
  • Argentina: Acción Respeto will use the hashtag #CalladitasNoSomosMasBonitas to share live videos from Facebook and Instagram telling about harassment incidents or holding a sign with an aggression they’ve been exposed to or an experience they had to endure [April 2nd, use #CalladitasNoSomosMasBonitas]
  • Argentina: Acción Respeto will release videos where trans women tell about their SH experiences. The videos will use the hashtags #AcosoEsViolencia #LeyNacionalYa. They also will work with the local Slutwalk on a campaign to address the problem of rape culture in bars, pubs and night clubs (private places of public access) [Across the week]
  • Bahamas: Hollaback! Bahamas will partner with the College of the Bahamas on a chalking event on campus [Details to come].
  • Bangladesh: PDAP-Bangladesh will discuss street harassment during their regularly scheduled community workshops that week [Details to come].
  • Brazil: Women’s Forum of the North Zone of the City of São Paulo, Sampapé, Clímax Brasil will hold a Gender Safety and Walkability Quality Audit Walk. The idea is to discuss and audit at the same time the aspects that prevent women’s walkability from the safety aspect but also from the urban planing aspect, meaning they will cross the discussion about the use of the public space with the discussion with the planning and construction of the public space [April 2, time TBD, São Paulo / Jardim Brasil Neighborhood (north periphery of the city)].
  • Brazil: Across the week Deixa Ela Em Paz will paste their street harassment posters in different areas of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Brazil: Think Olga/Chega de Fiu Fiu will post a series of articles about street harassment across the week as well as do a Facebook Live video.
  • Cambodia: Safe Cities for Women Cambodia held street action and a photo campaign [April 2, Independence Monument, Phnom Penh, Cambodia]
  • Canada: Women in Cities International will launch a podcast series that week, with the first episode focused on street harassment.
  • Canada: Hollaback Ottawa will host a chalking event [downtown Ottawa at the Human Rights Monument, April 9, 3 p.m.]
  • Canada: Hollaback Vancouver and Good Night Out Vancouver will host an exhibit that allows strangers to offer messages of support and solidarity to survivors of sexual and gendered harassment and violence, which will be delivered through a public space [April 5, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., SFU Harbour Center]
  • Chile: OCAC Chile did street action and engaged passersby [April 5]
  • Croatia: Hollaback Croatia will host a number of events:
    • April 2nd – art exhibit [April 2]
    • Film project [April 5]
    • Educational panel with a discussion in the city library [April 7]
    • Street action [April 8th]
  • Dominican Republic: The International Law Students Associaiton Chapter PUCMM and other groups will host a conversation on street harassment [April 7, 6-8 p.m., Salon Octagonal 02, Segundo Piso, Edifico B1 (B1-02), PUCMM-CSTA]
  • France: Stop Harcèlement de rue – Lyon will take actions across the week, including asking people on the street questions about street harassment, hosting a debate with another feminist organization, and organizing a chalkwalk and a blind-test (with feminist and songs about empowerment!).
  • France: Stop Harcèlement de rue – Toulouse is hosting a CHALKWALK à la Daurade where they will write stories and messages about street harassment and invite passersby to do the same [April 5, 3-5 p.m., INFO]
  • France: Stop Harcèlement de rue – Toulouse is hosting a gathering where people can share their street harassment stories and strategies [April 8, 3-6 p.m., the Prairie des Filtres, INFO]
  • Guatemala: Observatorio Contra Acoso Callejero Guatemala will be launching video about street harassment. They will release a case study on public transportation and street harassment. They will distribute an opinion survey and give out information about street harassment in the streets.
  • Guatemala: A group of women will be posting their stories via social media with the hashtag #SemanaMundialContraAcosoSexual [April 5-8]
  • India: Across the week, Red Dot Foundation: Safecity will do a freeze mob and a short film about street harassment. They will do poster bombing and signature campaigns. In addition to this they will do a survey of the local areas and colleges asking people to fill the Safecity reports [April 2-8, Miranda House, University of Delhi; Kirorimal House, University of Delhi; Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi; Indraprasth College, University of Delhi; Hansraj College, University of Delhi; Kamala Nagar; Roop Nagar; South extension 2]
  • India: Safecity is hosting a photo exhibition and panel discussion about “Reclaiming Public Spaces: Challenges in Local Transport” [April 7, 4-7 p.m., Cafe Zoe, Mumbai, INFO, Register]
  • India: Safecity is hosting a film screening [April 7, 3-5:30 p.m. IST, Hoonar Tekwurks, Pune, Maharashtra]
  • Indonesia: Hollaback Jakarta will host a chalkwalk to kick off International Anti-Street Harassment Week on Jakarta’s Car Free Day [April 2]
  • Indonesia: Hollaback Jakarta, Indonesia Feminis and Cewekbanget will host a talk show about street harassment [April 7, INFO]
  • Kenya: Flone Initiative will hold a social media campaign [Across the week, Facebook | Twitter]
  • Maldives: Across the week Nufoshey will share stories of harassment online along with graphics on their social media platforms. They hosted a self-defense workshop [April 3 & 4]. They will also give a talk on harassment and discuss ways forward. They hope to launch an interactive webpage where victims of harassment can pin where they face harassment; creating a heat map. They hope this is a tool that could be used in law enforcement and advocacy.
  • Mexico: 2R Red Reapropiaciones will be sharing images on social media from the visual campaign that was a result of a workshop titled “Reaproppriation of public space in face of sexual harassment in public transportation” hosted by Habitajes AC and CoHabita DF in 2015. These organizations invited visual artist Cerrucha to guide the participants in creating a collaborative art project. Twenty women living in Mexico City from different ages, occupations and backgrounds worked together towards the development of a campaign. The artwork consists of a series of photographs inviting other women to reflect upon the importance of being empowered and reappropriating public spaces and public transportation with a sense of safety and freedom.
  • Mexico: 2R Red Reapropiaciones held a dialogue between several organizations dedicated to fighting street harassment, including East LA’s Ovarian Psycos, who were at Mexico City because their documentary was shown in a film festival [April 1]
  • Mexico: Biblioteca Vasconcelos is hosting an event where Lilián de Paz, Tamara de Anda & Ana Gabriela Robles talk about being harassed in Mexico City, an aim to explain this issue to the society [April 6, 6 p.m., Eje 1 norte Mosqueta s/n esq. Aldama, Col. Buenavista, Del. Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México, C.P. 06350, INFO]
  • Mexico: La Ciudad es Nuestra will hold street action and chalking [April 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. La glorieta de la Diana Cazadora, Mexico City, INFO]
  • Nepal: Youth Advocacy Nepal is hosting a march through the streets [April 8, 2:30-4 p.m., Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, INFO]
  • The Netherlands: The Dutch foundation Stop Straatintimidatie has engaged politicians, Dutch celebrities and other influential people who take an active stance against street harassment to speak out! All week long, the foundation will post videos online of these people speaking out against street harassment, and in favor of a complete, integral and effective policy to counteract the behavior [Facebook, Twitter].
  • The Netherlands: Hollaback! Nederland will participate in a peer-to-peer brainstorming session with men and boys about creative ways to support women and equality. The ‘World Cafe’ will be hosted by their partners at Doetank Peer [April 3, 8 p.m., Casco | INFO]
  • The Netherlands: Stop Straatintimidatie will award a ‘Women Friendly City’ plaque to a local bar owner, Mieke Martelhoff, in order to express gratitude for her efforts to stop sexual harassment [April 5, 3-4 p.m., Bar Vivelavie, Amstelstraat 7]
  • The Netherlands: Hollaback! Nederland and the Imagine Project of Emancipator and Volta will hold an interactive workshop with school-aged boys to encourage critical thinking about street harassment and to take a pledge against street harassment as the first cohort of Young Ambassadors for Safe Streets [April 6, 3:30 p.m. Volta]
  • The Netherlands: Hollaback! Nederlands and artist Chlóë Matanja along with other performers and artists will host “Over the Shoulder: Let’s Talk About Street Harassment,” an inspirational evening of art, performance and community-building, including a silent auction of Chloe’s photo series, a film screening by Tamara Shogaolu, live performance by spoken word artist, Cissy, a bazaar, an interactive street harassment map and more! [April 7, 7 p.m. at Seven Studio, INFO]
  • The Philippines: UN Women’s Safe Cities Metro Manila division will hold small group discussions with tricycle drivers associations (tuktuks), including women drivers who may be interested to form their own associations. They will distribute Safe Cities vests for the drivers with messages against SH in public spaces written on the back.
  • Poland: Hollaback Poland will launch a Facebook campaign that week.
  • Romania: Hollaback! Romania will host a number of events across the week: 1) Flashmobs in different public places (where women are harassed), 2) the sharing of street harassment stories on twitter, 3) A solidarity call (for people to post online videos or pics with answers at questions like “what street harassment means to you?”, “how you react as a bystander?” etc), 4) Involving Romanian celebrities (pop singers etc.) to post online a message (ex: “Whistling at stranger women is harassment” 5) Creating a badge for a Facebook profile picture, 6) Creating an online brochure, “Ways to react to street harassment”, 7) Posts about what is street harassment, what human rights violates and a link to Hollaback! Romania.
  • Spain: Levanta La Voz! Madrid is hosting a chalk walk [March 31, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., around a metro stop within Madrid’s Complutense University, INFO]
  • Spain: Levanta La Voz! Madrid is organizing a workshop for cis, trans, and non-binary women to learn about street harassment and discuss ways to safely respond [April 2, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Eskalera Karakola, INFO]
  • UK: Hollaback Oxford will hold a sidewalk chalking [April 2, 12:30 p.m., Bonn Square in Oxford, UK.]
  • UK: Proactive Dance is launching the Cat-Call Counter Attack! It is a site responsive dance piece that seeks to playfully agitate and reclaim the streets around the Royal Festival Hall and Southbank Centre in London [April 8, 1.30pm Concert Hall Approach under the bridge 1.45pm Concert Hall Approach / Belvedere Road, In front of the food market 2.15pm Jubilee Gardens 2.30pm The Queen’s Walk, under the bridge. 3.45pm Concert Hall Approach under the bridge 4pm Concert Hall Approach / Belvedere Road, In front of the food market 4.15pm Jubilee Gardens 4.30pm The Queen’s Walk, under the bridge, INFO, and follow #CCCA @proactive_dance]
  • UK: Bristol Zero Tolerance campaign will organize a day of action using the Call Out Cards that they developed with an amazing community group called BS5 Against Street Harassment (B*A*S*H) and local women [more info to come]
  • UK: Nottingham Women’s Center will launch a poster campaign, “Misogyny is a hate crime in Nottingham”

United States Actions:

  • Arizona: Hey Baby! Art Against Sexual Violence will host an art show about street harassent and sexual violence in Tucson [All week, Main Library]
  • California: The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will release a podcast on street harassment [April 2]
  • California: ka·nei·see | collective is a San Francisco-based company will give a professional dance that addresses gender-based harassment that is often so subtle it goes unnoticed by others around the victim. Watch the trailer. It is inspired by Tatyana Falalizadeh’s street art movement Stop Telling Women to Smile [April 8, 8-9 p.m., Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, California, INFO]
  • Georgia: Slutwalk Atlanta will hold street action [April 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Piedmont Park, INFO]
  • Illinois: Working Bikes’ WTF! Night (Women Trans Femme) Presents: Breaking the Cycle of Street Harassment, a screening of the Ovarian Psycos documentary and a discussion on harassment in public spaces [April 6, 5:30-9 p.m., 2434 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608, INFO]
  • Kentucky: There will be a sidewalk chalk event for individuals to sidewalk chalk anything that has been said to them, and there will also be a poster for allies to sign to pledge to fight street harassment [April 3, University of Louisville, Red Barn]
  • Kentucky: University of Louisville Women’s Center and Women 4 Women Student Board will host a speaker to talk about what street harassment is, the prevalence of it, and bystander intervention training. A few students will speak about their experience with street harassment and how race, gender, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation intersect into their individual experience with street harassment [April 6, 6-7:30 p.m., University of Louisville, Red Barn, INFO]
  • Louisiana:  Hollaback New Orleans will host an evening of chalking and wheat pasting. [April 2, 5-8pm Meet at Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles, INFO]
  • Maryland: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture will hold a quilting workshop for the Monument Quilt to honor survivors of sexual violence [April 8, 1-4 p.m., The FORCE studio (Motor House, 120 W North Avenue, #205)]
  • Michigan: NOW (National Organization for Women) Washtenaw Chapter will organize performance-based art about street harassment. The performance will be pop-up runway themed where an announcer will announce each volunteer and they will walk through the public bus transit area as a way to reclaim this space. As each lady walks through, the announcer will describe details of a time this person was harassed which include what the person was wearing, what activity they were doing, and what type of harassment. This is meant to show that it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing or what activity you are doing. After each volunteer walks down the runway, the announcer will give a fact about street harassment. As the performance is happening, volunteers will hand out zines with information about street harassment [April 7, chalking at 5 p.m. with the performance at 6 p.m., Ypsilanti, MI Bus Depot, INFO]
  • Michigan: Hollaback! Detroit hosted a chalk walk [April 2, 2-4 p.m., The Bottom Line Coffee House]
  • Minnesota: Minnesota NOW will host sidewalk chalking [April 2]
  • Missouri: The University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center will host a chalking on campus [more info to come]
  • Nevada: The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence will raise awareness about street harassment on their website and social media across the week.
  • New Hampshire: The Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) at The University of New Hampshire will launch their new “Wildcats STOP Street Harassment campaign”, which is student-led and facilitated out of SHARPP [April 3-7, INFO]
  • New York: Hollaback! will host their annual rally [April 8, 2-4 p.m. Tompkins Square Park. INFO]
  • New York: Brooklyn Movement Center’s anti-street harassment working group No Disrespect, The Safe OUTside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project, and Culture Push will host street action. Come make art, speak up, and connect with other women, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people who experience street harassment. There will be screen printing, de-escalation skills sharing (12-1) and opportunities to plug in to local organizing [April 8, 12-3 p.m., Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn, NY, INFO]
  • New York: In co-sponsorship with The Women Worldwide Initiative, Wordat4F will host an open discussion and open mic to advocate for the safety of women and girls in public spaces by educating bystanders and empowering women through storytelling and poetry.  [April 23, 3 p.m., Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY, INFO]
  • Ohio: Oberlin College dance students will perform a short version of The Window Sex Project, as a part of their “Spring Back” concert. The work was originally devised by Sydnie L. Mosley, her Harlem-based dance company, and Harlem community members, and is being re-staged for the first time on students. The performance is part of a larger event, tickets cost $5 [April 6 & 7, 8 p.m., Warner Center 30 N. Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, INFO]
  • Pennsylvania: Susquehanna University Women’s Studies Program is holding their 5th annual Chalk Walk [April 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Kurtz Lane, Susquehanna University, PA]
  • Pennsylvania: Haverford College Women*s Center will hold a chalking event throughout the week where people can write how they respond to street harassment. They are also posting on Facebook and Instagram multiple articles, photos, songs, videos, etc. all about street harassment and what we can do to combat rape culture! [April 2-7, Haverford College, Haverford, PA]
  • Washington, D.C, Virginia and Maryland.: SSH, Collective Action for Safe Spaces and WMATA are partnering for their annual flyering at five Metro stations to raise awareness about how to report sexual harassment on the transit system [April 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Metro stations of Gallery Place, Shaw/Howard, L’Enfant Plaza, Rosslyn and Silver Spring]

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