Posts tagged ‘hollaback’

21 Leaders for the 21st Century: “We’re living in a very exciting time”

Women’s eNews has announced its “21 Leaders for the 21st Century,” honoring “individuals creating new visions of change in women’s rights and gender equality.”  Emily May of Hollaback (see Empowering Women: There’s an App for That) was among the honorees!  Another award winner, strategist Lauren Embry, noted: “I really feel a force right now with women. Women are going to be the driving force for change. We have an opportunity to make real, systemic change. We’re living in a very exciting time.”

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January 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

There’s an App for That… follow-up!

Hollaback! is a finalist in the Ashoka Changemakers “Revelation to Action” competition.  Vote here to help Hollaback! win $50,000 in prizes!

June 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm Leave a comment

Empowering Women: There’s an App for That


Hollaback! is using mobile technology to fight street harassment and assault. According to the Hollaback! team:

“Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of violence against women, and on of the least legislated against. Comments from ‘You’d look good on me’ to groping, flashing or assault, are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals… Hollaback! is creating a crowd-sourced initiative to end street harassment that breaks the silence…”

Hollaback!’s mobile app will log and track instances of street harassment, mapping locations and numbers for this usually invisible problem. Visit to learn about Hollaback! in NYC, DC,  and other cities!

June 14, 2010 at 11:05 am 2 comments

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