#CoolestLOTD Wednesday 6/20/12By Scenarios USA, June 20, 2012
Today’s #CoolestLOTD is: http://www.ihollaback.org/why-hollaback/
Hollaback! is a movement to end street harassment powered by local activist in 50 cities, 17 countries, and in 9 different languages around the world. Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology.
Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one of the least legislated against.
From racy comments to groping, flashing and worst case scenario assault, these are all a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals. But it is rarely reported, and it’s culturally accepted. Hollaback!, doesn’t accept this treatment however and strives to get as many people involved in the movement to end street harassment. Join Hollaback by either sharing your story so that you could help others in similar situations, or donate to this cool cause to show support for the movement!To learn more about this cool org visit: http://www.ihollaback.org/about/
Hollaback is partnering up with the bystander program Green Dot to help you intervene when you see street harassment happen –and to celebrate and document your success using our website and apps. Your story will inspire others to provide real-time solutions to street harassment. You’ll also find our new “I’ve Got Your Back” button under each story. You can anonymously click the button, and at the person who shared their story will receive an email saying the number of people who have their back! With each click, you will give others in the Hollaback! community the support they need to keep holla’ing back.