Take part on April 2 – 8, 2017!
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On April 7, Stop Telling Women to Smile will host an International Night of Wheatpasting! To participate, complete this form.
- April 4: Global tweetathon, all day, use #EndSH
- April 5: Tweet chat led by Safe Routes to School National Partnership, 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, use #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
- April 7: Tweet chat led by Safecity, time TBA
- TBA Tweet chat led by Collective Action for Safe Spaces
- 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.
- 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 2, 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]
- 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]
- France: Stop Harcèlement 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!).
- Indonesia: Hollaback Jakarta will host a chalkwalk to kick off International Anti-Street Harassment Week on Jakarta’s Car Free Day [April 2]
- Maldives: Across the week Nufoshey will share stories of harassment online along with graphics on their social media platforms. 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.
- Nepal: Youth Advocacy Nepal will lead many actions across the week, including Youth Demonstration,Street Drama, Youth workshop, side walk chalking, Flash Mob [April 2-8, locations TBA]
- 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: 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.
- UK: Hollaback Oxford will hold a sidewalk chalking [April 2, 12:30 p.m., Bonn Square in Oxford, UK.]
- 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]
United States Actions:
- Arizona: Hey Baby! Art Against Sexual Violence will release a video during the week
- California: The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will release a podcast on street harassment
- Georgia: Slutwalk Atlanta will hold street action [more info to come]
- 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]
- 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)]
- 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 York: Hollaback! will host their annual rally [April 8, 2-4 p.m. Tompkins Square Park. INFO]
- 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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