3-16-2012By Rasika Teredesai
Human Rights Defenders
Next week is the International Anti-Street Harassment Week, organized by Stop Street Harassment and co-sponsored by Human Rights First. This special week is designed to unite “community members, activists, students, and bloggers” from around the world “to speak out about gender-based street harassment and work toward solutions.”
Participate any way that you can!
In DC, you can attend one of many events to learn about street harassment and how you can work to make stop it. These events include an art exhibit on March 18th with entries from Philadelphia to Yemen and a discussion on March 19th about anti-street harassment efforts from around the world, including Harassmap.
Ending street harassment will benefit not only women but also political activists, LGBT individuals, and everyone else who is vulnerable to harassment. To make our streets safer, communities need to acknowledge the problem of street harassment and work to prevent it.
Here is a full list of DC events:
- 3/18 – A walk hOMe: a movie, a discussion, and finding inner peace (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
- 3/18 – Art Exhibit at MOCA DC (3-9 p.m.)
- 3/19 – From Cairo to DC: A Discussion on Street Harassment (6:30 -8 p.m.)
- 3/21 – Stop LGBQT Harassment Discussion (5 – 6 p.m.)
- 3/22 – The REAL Metro Forum (5:30 – 7 p.m.)
- 3/23 – Turning Anger into Change: 30 Ways to Stop Street Harassers
- 3/24 – Street Theater at 1:30 p.m. at Gallery Place Metro
- 3/24 – Speak out against Street Harassment, 9 p.m.