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Check out Canimiz Sokakta Kacie Kocher at the Tedx Reset this April in Istanbul, speaking on gender, choice, and the role of foreigners. Watch it, tweet it, share it. All of us at Canimiz Sokakta are super proud!
Check it out 10- 10:30 Istanbul time Saturday April 13! Livestream here
It’s finally April! We are promoting Anti-Street Harassment Awareness this month! All around the world, men and women will raise their voices against street harassment! Check out some great anti-harassment messages here, and get i
nvolved! Be a part of this movement by joining the international Hollaback! Tumblr campaign; write down your message, take a picture of it and send it to Istanbul@ihollaback.org.
Did you miss this earlier this year? We made it in the international Hollaback’s “A Week in Our Shoes” where the international Hollaback, where they highlight groundbreaking accomplishments for their sites around the world. What did we do you ask? Programs Director Ezgi Cincin joined journalist Alyson Neel to discuss street harassment on Ahaber. Watch the video here.
We’re pleased to announce that Hollaback! Istanbul / Canimiz Sokakta founder, Kacie Lyn Kocher, is speaking at the Tedx Reset Lecture “Do We Really Choose” on April 13th, 2013. There’s still tickets available here, or watch the livestream here. Congratulations, Kacie!
Check out our friends SPOD: http://www.facebook.com/spod.lgbt1 . They’re a young group of activists, scholars, and students who’ve come together to make social change, tolerance, and equality. Stop by their event Friday April 5th to support their cause and have some fun.
Longtime Canimiz Sokakta friend Cat of Balyolu writes about her experiences of street harassment in the east of Turkey and offers a few ideas for gradually making it better.
So how do we make Turkey – forget Turkey – EVERYWHERE a safer place? Cease-fires and economic development are good, peace resolutions and lifting economic sanctions are fine and dandy, but we need to start as communities and individuals making our immediate neighborhoods and bus routes and roadsides safer for women. We start by caring about the people around us and by speaking up when we need help.
Full story at Inspired Beeing.
Anti-Street Harassment Week is less than a month away! Across the world, people are coming together to stand up against harassment and form a community of tolerance, respect, and change. We want to put Istanbul on the map again, but we need your help. What types of things do you want to see? What events would you participate in? Do you have a few extra hours to volunteer with us? Contact us and spread the word or check out more information here.
In Iran a woman has been reported to have beat up a cleric who asked her to cover herself up. Since the revolution of 1979, women are asked to cover their hair and body curves with loose clothing and police patrol the streets to protect religious values and “preserve society’s morals and security”. More on the story here
Here is the story of a young egyptian woman who was brutally killed after reacting to a man groping her in the street. Street harassment has lately become a major issue in post-revolution Egypt and activists are demanding to be heard: the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights already sent a draft law to the president but has yet to receive an answer.no comments
CATCALLED is a writing project about street harassment that took place in New York in August 2012. During 2 weeks, participants wrote daily posts about their experiences of harassment. Currently it’s still going strong with pieces about women’s vulnerability, power, objectification and safety in the street.
Check it out at http://catcalled.tumblr.com/no comments
Another step in the use of mobile technology against harassment has been taken: the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children in Toronto (Canada) helped release an Iphone application called “Not your baby” which provides victims of harassment with prompt responses, chosen depending on the setting and the identity of the harasser. Check out the article at Jezebel.no comments
Written by friend of Canimiz Sokakta, Ali Neel.