Congrats to Emily May and the whole HollaBack team on the launch of ten new websites that will help track street harassment globally.
Via a press release from HollaBack:
“Inti Maria Tidball-Binz, the leader of Hollaback Buenos Aires said, ‘For many of us in Buenos Aires “Piropos,” or “catcalls” are aggressive and intrusive. We need a fresh approach to local issues, and knowing that the strength of the international Hollaback movement is behind us gives us the impetus to make changes.’
Inti Maria is one of over 20 activists that are planning to launch Hollaback sites today in six U.S. locations: Atlanta, Baltimore, El Paso, Houston, Portland, and SoCal, and four international locations: Czech Republic, Mumbai, France, and Buenos Aires. In addition, the New York City and London sites will be moving to the ihollaback.org platform to join the growing global network.
Shawna Potter, the leader of the Hollaback Baltimore said, ‘I’ve traveled a lot over my life and noticed that no matter where I go, street harassment follows. I hope Hollaback Baltimore will help fuel the discussion of appropriate behavior towards women and inspire others who have felt helpless or frightened to know they have a badass response.’
Hollaback is currently recruiting activists for their next launch, which is slated for April. The group already has been contacted by activists in thirty cities internationally who are interested in bringing Hollaback home this Spring.”