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 Hollaback!’s many local activism sites.
What are we doing? We launched online surveys this past October – December in countries on six continents, translated into multiple languages. Links to these surveys were tweeted, blogged, facebooked and emailed worldwide with the hope of gathering data on street harassment that can be used to better understand its impacts in an international context.
What can you expect? The survey asked about demographics, experiences with harassment, reactions to it, and other questions. It is completely anonymous. Summary reports and press releases can be expected early in 2015.
Houston, thank you for taking the time to represent! The car culture in Texas is so dominant that the voices of those who regularly experience harassment as pedestrians, cyclists and public transit commuters are not loud enough to pay attention to. Stay tuned for data during spring 2015 from this, the first international survey on street harassment.
SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED, but here are all survey locations that participated:
|Norfolk & Norwich, UK||English|
|Appalachian Ohio, US||English|
|Des Moines, US||English|
|East Lansing, US||English|
|Los Angeles, US||English|
|Mexico City, Mexico||Spanish|
|Mexico City, Mexico||English|
|NYC, NYU, US||English|
|San Francisco, US||English|
|Twin Cities, US||English|