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Welcome!

Welcome to Hollaback! Istanbul 

We are an organization with two major beliefs. 

1- Every single person, regardless of age, gender, orientation, or 
form of dress deserves  the basic human right of being able to walk 
the streets without fear, free from harassment of any form, including 
physical or verbal. People are NOT objects, and no one has the right 
to treat them as such, especially in public spaces. 

2- The culture of harassment can be ended. The use of mobile 
technology and connectivity allows everyone to share their story, 
photos, and even video, and can affect a crowd-sourced cultural 
change. Through these messages, we can break the silence and send the 
message that any form of harassment is unacceptable. 

Hollaback! Istanbul is building an online and offline community to combat harassment, a community where everyone can help, share, advise, support, and learn.  Now that you’re here, why not help us in our mission; browse the stories, check out our resources, and raise awareness by sharing your own stories.

With your help, we have the power to end the culture of harassment!

 


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Street Harassment and Justice in Istanbul

Victory in Istanbul courts, but for how long? Harasser gets sentenced to 1 year and 8 months in prison…read and listen all about it here, written by friend of Canimiz Sokakta, Dalia Mortada

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‘The Street Wolves’ of Afghanistan

Check out this new documentary addressing the state of the streets for women in Afghanistan and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Get Creative when you Hollaback

“Start reciting Mel Gibson’s freedom speech from “Braveheart.” Check out some interesting and creative ways to respond to street harassment from thefrisky.com.

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Beastie Boys and “Girlie” Toys

What do you think of this ad critiquing toy marketing for little girls?  (Via Slate XX Factor

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The 22 Types of People who have Tried to Holler at You

Recognize any of these scumbags? (Via Buzzfeed)

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Between Laughter and Tears

A very interesting short documentary by Amber Deniz Altan about the mistreatment of women in Turkey told through a series of interviews. In Turkish with English subtitles: YouTube Preview Image

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We’ve Come a Long Way, Ladies

Sometimes it feels as though things will never change, but take a look at these old advertisements from 40+ years ago. Change can be slow-going, but if we work hard enough we can make a difference!

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