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Canımız Sokakta Legal Counsel Nihan Guneli said in a written press statement: “The important problem in issues of street harassment is that victims lack knowledge about their legal rights. This meeting is instrumental in beginning the larger process of sharing your stories, not only to get psychological help, but to also be informed about your … Continued
Today’s Zaman writer William Gallimeyer asks and answers the question, Is harassment cultural? He writes, “Misogyny is a global social disease that no country has “solved.” It’s not a competition, a bragging contest or a zero-sum system; we’re in this together. A world without sexism and harassment will be a rising tide that lifts all … Continued
Today’s Zaman writes about our Miss Representation screening held during International Anti-Street Harassment week in March. Read Alyson Neel’s article: “Put the Remote Down: A Call to Arms Against Sexist Media” and her take on our Miss Representation showing. AND… Turkish website OdaTV writes about how we’re a real answer Turkish women can turn to. … Continued
In an interview by local website yabangee.com, Canimiz Sokakta director Kacie Lyn Kocher explains: “I think that a large part [of our success] has to do with Istanbul being such a tech-savvy place, much more so than I previously imagined. Everyone has a smart-phone; everyone’s on Facebook, and Twitter here is insane. So when you’re looking … Continued
March 18-24 is International Anti-Street Harassment Week and is a time for the world to stand up together and say, “Street Harassment is Wrong.” Last year, marches took place in Cairo, Kabul, Washington, Philadelphia, Delhi and other cities around the world. And we at Canimiz Sokakta: Hollaback Istanbul are planning our own events in Istanbul for the … Continued
Check out this great article by Istanbul resident David Joshua Jennings about how to avoid street harassment when traveling. The piece features advice from Canimiz Sokakta director, Kacie Lyn Kocher.
Interview with Kacie Kocher, Hollaback! Istanbul founder in Time Out magazine from October 2011. TimeOutIstanbul.Eng.Oct2011
Hollaback! Istanbul’s newest Venture: Canımız Kampüste – a campus specific method of combating street harassment. From the Press Release: “We’re entering universities to promote discussions and transparency about harassment that happens on and off campus. More than that, students learn how to respond to harassment and stand up for others at university and use these … Continued
Globally and in Turkey, street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence, yet one of the least legislated against. Due to the prevalence of physical and verbal harassment in public spaces, Canımız Sokakat conducted research on the nature of street harassment in Istanbul. We wanted to see understand street harassment beyond the numerous stories … Continued
According to Canimiz Sokakta Director Kacie Lyn Kocher: “ Throughout my education, I remember learning history, which until now has been the stories of rich, dead, white men. No longer; young activists of all genders, races, and classes have take to the internet, and are more represented online than most any other demographics in society, at … Continued
Our Canımız Kampüste program made the front page of Hurriyet Kampüs. Read about what we’ve been up to during this fall semester! TACİZ-KAPAK (1) (Cover) TACIZ (Story)
New Turkish blog post on Hollaback! by Slingomom. Check it please.
Turkish blog piece about the organization. Read it. Live it. Love it.
Turkish-Language piece in the Kadiköy Gazette. Read it!