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October 14, 2013

MB’s Story: “I Gave Him the…

I was walking through a very crowded street when it felt like a man was grabbing my bum. I thought maybe it was an accident as everyone was squashed on the street. It was getting harder, so I moved forward through people to get away. Then it started happening again (I didn't look the first time but think it was probably the same man had followed me). I looked sat…
August 25, 2013

Anne’s Story: “My instincts are always…

Recently I have been staying in my studio in Karaköy. This is an industrial area which is deserted at night. We are directly next to the Turkish Central Bank--which has installed surveillance cameras every 3 meters along the length of our street. Usually I do not come home late or walk home alone. However, last night I did. There are no neighbors in this area save a tekel and a…
July 13, 2013

Sarah’s Story: “I pushed his beer…

I met a guy on Istiklal and he seemed nice enough, we went for a beer. He was friendly and talkative, just seemed nice. He started to be a little forward and I told him that he needed to back off. He gave me a backrub, which made me uncomfortable a little bit, but then I felt obliged to return the favor...until I saw he was masturbating! I pushed his…

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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 … Continued