Author: HollabackLDN

Statement of Support for Pagan Lilley Motlagh-Phillps

Yesterday the Evening Standard shared with London the story Pagan Lilley Motlagh-Phillps. The telling of her powerful story is so important and we commend this paper for telling it – more importantly we want to acknowledge Pagan’s strength in speaking out. Her experience of harassment reminds us to respect survivors and their survival mechanisms. So … Continued

Being followed and felt threatened

New submission from Anonymous: It was 9:40pm and I was walking home from the bus stop. I seemed to recall seeing a guy in a white shirt near the bus stop and he leaned forward towards me as I walked past. I didn’t hear him say anything because I had my headphones on. 300 meters … Continued

Statement in Support of SRENow

Last month, The Everyday Sexism Project and the End Violence Against Women Coalition launched their #SRENow campaign, and Hollaback London would like to state our full support for their call to make Sex and Relationships Education compulsory in all schools. We believe every child deserves simple, clear information about their rights, consent, and healthy relationships. … Continued

The Night Tube

This weekend brought with it the launch of London’s Night Tube. Many of you may well have been excited about this, and we were too, but you may also have felt anxious about travelling on the Tube late at night. We wanted to let you know that this feeling is normal and you are not … Continued

Be an active bystander in toxic times

The Hollaback London Collective stands in full solidarity with those experiencing racialised, xenophobic harassment on our streets, both since the EU Referendum result and since, well, forever. While heightened anti-migrant sentiment is creating an especially toxic environment, we must remember that street harassment is a daily reality regardless of current political developments, and women and … Continued

Join the New Hollaback London Collective

Since 2010, Hollaback London has been fighting street harassment. Whether we’re collecting stories via our app and website, speaking on TV, running workshops or training venues through our now International Good Night Out campaign, we are passionate about ending harassment. We raise awareness how it affects women including LGBTQ+ people around the capital, promote bystander … Continued

Our day with HarassMap in Cairo

On 31st March, myself (Bryony) and Julia were lucky enough to be invited to a workshop all about Diversity and tactics in street harassment activism, held in Cairo, Egypt!

#wherearetheposters A Project Guardian Update

Would this harrowing story of harassment on a London bus, submitted to this blog last month by Gemma, 16 year old, have been different if she had seen a poster on the bus telling her she could text 61016 to report what happened? If she had felt confident in speaking to the driver because they knew … Continued

Clear Lines Festival

    An AMAZING lineup at CLEAR LINES Festival next week, make sure you head down. It’s free! Clear Lines Festival brings together comedians, performers, journalists, writers, visual artists, cartoonists, psychologists, activists, therapists, and the public in a vibrant, very human exploration of themes around sexual abuse, sexual violence, and consent. Festival highlights include: • … Continued

12 days until #hollaREV – check out the latest additions!

          Happening at:   Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA on June 23rd from 6-9pm.   Confirmed speakers and performers include : – Laura Bates from Everyday Sexism Project – Emily May, executive director of HollaBack!    – Bisi Alimi, world renowned LGBT/HIV activist – Susuana Antubam, NUS National Women’s Officer, discussing the fight against sexual violence on campus … Continued