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.

What if I have questions? You can ask your site leader, Hermie Escamilla ([email protected]). If you want more info on the survey itself, contact Prof. Beth Livingston ([email protected]).


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:


Site Survey Language
South Africa English
Bangalore, India English
Delhi, India Hindi
Delhi, India English
Kathmandu, Nepal Nepali
Kathmandu, Nepal English
Korea English
Mumbai, India Marathi
Mumbai, India Hindi
Mumbai, India English
Melbourne, Australia English
Belgium Dutch
Belgium Belgian French
Belgium Belgian English
Berlin, Germany German
Berlin, Germany English
Bosnia Herzegovina Bosnian
Bosnia Herzegovina Croatian
Bosnia Herzegovina English
Bristol, UK French
Bristol, UK English
Bristol, UK Hindi
Bristol, UK Polish
Croatia Croatian
Croatia English
Czech Republic Czech
Czech Republic English
Dublin, Ireland English
Italy Italian
Italy English
London, UK English
Norfolk & Norwich, UK English
Poland Polish
Poland English
Alberta, Canada English
Appalachian Ohio, US English
Atlanta, US English
Baltimore, US English
Baltimore, US Spanish
Boston, US English
Columbus, US English
Chicago, US English
Des Moines, US English
East Lansing, US English
Halifax, Canada English
Houston, US English
Houston, US Spanish
Los Angeles, US English
Mexico City, Mexico Spanish
Mexico City, Mexico English
NYC, NYU, US English
Philadelphia, US English
Pittsburgh, US English
Plattsburg, US English
RVA, US English
San Francisco, US English
Toronto, Canada English
Twin Cities, US English
Argentina Spanish