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Tomorrow 22/11/13 our colleagues at The British Transport Police are running a public engagement event at Victoria, Waterloo and Kings Cross stations between 12.30 and 2.30pm, look out for the staff and volunteers in yellow t-shirts handing out oyster card wallets and info on Project Guardian – an initiative we are working on to make public transport safer for Londoners. Safe travels everyone!
Thanks to Rebecca Suner for writing the piece!
On Friday June 14th at 3pm Hollaback London will be giving a short talk about street harassment at Goldsmiths College in New Cross (map) as part of a schedule of events around street harassment awareness raising organised by Fine Art student Lauren Aldridge. For more information check the facebook event Come along!
The second issue of our journal ‘Langdon Olgar’ is out now! For more information look here. To buy a copy go here. We accept submissions on an on-going basis, please send contributions for future issues to email@example.com
Last Monday, saw 300 women, and one very brave small child take to the cold, windy streets of Cambridge to participate in the city’s own version of the nation-wide anti-rape march Reclaim the Night. HollabackLDN’s Julia went up to give a talk at King’s Chapel where the women, joined by the men’s solidarity march wound up and reflected on the progress made, and the fight we still need to fight.
The UK incarnation of Reclaim the Night first came into existence when, during the sex attacks by the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ Peter Sutcliffe in and around Leeds in 1977, the police response-issued only after the first non sex-worker victim was claimed-was to implement a curfew for women to ‘keep them safe’. Women took to the streets to fight for their right to walk their own streets and challenge the still accepted social construct which posits that women are responsible for not getting themselves raped, as oppose to men are responsible for not raping. Thirty-five years later, little has changed but we are still making our voices heard.
Read this great article on the event by Lauren Steele for the Cambridge Students paper here
We’ve been speaking with a documentary team at the BBC who are doing some research and would like to hear from you:
Hello, I am writing from the BBC Documentary Department in the UK. I’m doing some research into what it is like to be a young woman living in India today. I am looking to speak to young British Indian women who have views on the current situation in India – particularly in relation to the recent rape and sexual harassment cases. I would be really interested to hear from anyone who might be able to help me with my research – you might have personal stories to tell or you might just be passionate about the subject.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org - all conversations will be confidential and there is no obligation to appear in the programme.
Sexual harassment of women is impervious to ethnicity, culture, class and religion, and is a global issue. For this project in particular we hope we have made clear in our post that, as well as hearing the opinions of young British Indian women, we are keen to hear from all women who are passionate about the problem of female sexual harassment.
After a little hiatus we are finally putting out the second issue of our journal ‘Langdon Olgar’ It’s looking really great and we are very excited about it. It features writing from among others, Tavi Gevinson, Judy Berman, and Jes Skolnik, and art work from Barbara Hammer !!!!
It’s being lovingly risograph printed as I type these very words at in a very glam orange and teal combo, and will be elastic band-bound. Pre-order your very own copy from us here.
Builders who racially and sexually harassed women on Stoke Newington High Street could be losing their jobs thanks to a commuter who contacted the Hackney Gazette.