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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!
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!
Written by friend of Canimiz Sokakta, Ali Neel.
Hollaback! İstanbul :Canımız Sokakta presents Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: A Women’s Professional Leadership Workshop. This workshop will be held at November 9, Friday at Fatih University. The presenatations will be in Turkish, and it is available for all female university students.
Check us out ASAP.
This movie documents women’s experience of sexual harassment in public
areas in Istanbul in the form of stories recited by men. The stories
were previously submitted on canimizsokakta.org The movie is a part of
the bystander-intervention campaign called “I’ve Got Your Back!”
(Arkani kolluyorum!) that is brought to you by Canimiz Sokakta and
Green Dot. We chose men to perform in this movie to show that they
could be a great force in helping end sexual harassment in public by
disapproving of the harassers’ actions.
Special thanks to:
Kacie Lyn Kocher
Muzaffer Can Karadayı
Yavuz Selim Yılmaz
Wishing everyone a great bayram from all of us at Hollaback Istanbul!
I left work early to pick up my laptop from the shop. Rather than take the metro I thought, ‘I should really walk more. Why don’t I take these opportunities to walk and see more of the city.’ Just ten minutes later I was angrily reminded why. Walking down the street, a truck for a local water company that delivers the water to homes passes by me and stops about 20 meters ahead at a stop. The guy in the passenger seat has turned around to face me, licking his lips and vulgarly gesturing that he wants to eat me out. It was disgusting, truly disgusting. They stalled just waiting for me to approach, but I stopped walking, waiting for them to leave. I was so upset and mortified, and I just kept thinking about how many women and children these guys were going to deliver water to at their homes. How many more women would they pass in the street and make feel disgusting and uncomfortable? I am just upset.
We are up trying to win a Changemakers award which would bring us to the next level in fighting street harassment. Read our project here: http://www.changemakers.com/girltech/entries/canimiz-sokakta-0 and nominate us by signing up here (http://www.changemakers.com/girltech) and submitting a very short nomination form. You’ve been so wonderful, and we’d love your support for this! A big thanks from the Canımız Sokakta team!no comments
Two due dates coming up! Apply to be our Co-Director (find requirements and contact information here) and Submit 3-5 images about harassment for our Art Exhibit. Click here to learn more about our Call for Artists. Whether supporting our work against harassment and discrimination of all types through being a leader in our movement or submitting your creative works for our events, we are creating a community of change.