Investigating Street Harassment: Internationally!
Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. Hollaback has teamed up with Cornell University’s ILR School professor Beth Livingston to study the experiences and impacts of street harassment internationally, through cooperation with many of Hollaback’s local activism sites, including Halifax.
- What are you doing?
Hollaback has launched online surveys in countries on six continents, translated into multiple languages. We’re gathering data on street harassment that can be used to better understand its impacts in an international context.
- What can I do to help?
Complete a survey! And send the link on (by tweet, blog, facebook, and email) to others who may or may not be familiar with the movement. The more respondents — men and women, cisgender and trans, all occupations, races and backgrounds — the better. Anyone over the age of 18 can participate, regardless of their gender or whether they’ve experienced street harassment themselves.
- What can I expect?
The survey asks about demographics, experiences with harassment, reactions to it, and other questions. It is completely anonymous, and takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Summary reports and press releases can be expected early in 2015.
- What if I’m not in Halifax?
A list of all participating cities can be found here:
If you can’t find your city in the list, just choose the closest one. We still want to hear from you.
- What if I have questions?
You can contact us (email@example.com), or reach out to the Hollaback! mothership (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you want more info on the survey itself, contact Prof. Beth Livingston (BAL93@cornell.edu).