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Regarding the trial of Jian Ghomeshi

Hollaback! Canada joint statement 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 reported harassment or assault. We believe there are many stories that have not … Continued

Survey on Street Harassment

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.   Ready to take … Continued

Join the Rolling Revolution

Cats Call Back! Calling all cool cats, fat cats, tom cats, felines, and familiars. We’re hissing at street harassment and sexualized violence and saying no more will we feel unsafe walking, running, rolling, skating, and strolling in our city. No more will we allow a culture which tells us that cat calls are just compliments. … Continued

Pro-Love

You may have noticed that we’re not big fans of woulda-coulda-shoulda in Holla-land. Gender-based denials of people’s agency and right to self-determination are wrong, and have no place here. Unfortunately, there’s a bus full of protesters in Halifax this week that feel differently. We disagree with the tone, tactics, and message of the protesters who are … Continued

Zwarte Piet visits Halifax

On Sunday night, Joachim Stroink, the MLA for Halifax-Chebucto, posted pictures on Twitter of himself at a Christmas party with Nova Scotia’s Dutch community. Unfortunately, the celebrations included Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) a character played by a white man in blackface makeup. There has been immediate backlash, and a lot of confusion about the links … Continued

HOLLA::Revolution

The revolution will be livestreamed below! Come back to this page at 3-6PM Atlantic time on Thursday to tune into something awesome. HOLLA::Revolution is the first ever international speakers series on ending street harassment.  On July 25th, 2013, in New York City, Hollaback! is bringing together leading thinkers and activists to give talks and performances … Continued

Halifax Magazine: “Sticks and stones”

In case you missed it, we were included in a Halifax Magazine article about street harassment this month. Hilary Beaumont wrote about what’s happening on the streets of our city: Now Elliot feels she has to be “on guard” with her “defences up” when walking alone at night in Halifax. Statistics Canada data from 1994 … Continued

Chalk Walk June 16th

We had our first ever chalk walk in Halifax on Sunday! It was pretty amazing. A group of people got together on the Halifax commons to spend a sunny afternoon drawing and writing on the pathways. A lot of people stopped to read as they were walking or biking in the park, and we had … Continued

About Rehtaeh Parsons’ story

Trigger warning: This article will discuss suicide, harassment, bullying, and rape. This can also be expected of current news articles and most other blogs that mention Rehtaeh Parsons. Rehtaeh Parsons of Cole Harbour isn’t able to share her story with us herself. We learned her name and story along with the rest of Halifax this … Continued

Hollaback! Des Moines interviews Kate Leth

Hollaback! Des Moines interviewed one of our favourite Haligonians, cartoonist Kate Leth! You should click through and read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: Street harassment is a pain, and the reactions to it can be, as well. I remember walking to work one morning (at 9:45am) and having a car pull up beside … Continued