Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one of the least legislated against. Each and every women in world face such type of abusive comments on streets everyday. But it is rarely reported, and it’s culturally accepted as ‘the price you pay’ for being a woman.
Do you know as many as 25% of women are sexually assaulted before the age of 18. For them, street harassment can feel like ripping off a scab. Rather than deliberating the “gray areas” of street harassment, treat everyone you encounter with respect.
So,what’s the solution?
In this digital world,when we have almost all sorts of apps for any sort of things then why we dont have any apps that’s based on protecting street harrrasment?
Could you imagine a mobile apps that can help you to raise voice for any street harrasment in real time?
I mean to say,apps that can help to spread your story among relevant people who can help you out right away.
Hollaback is such type of apps.It aims to raise voice for any street harrrasment.By collecting women stories and pictures in a safe and share-able way with theirr very own mobile phone applications, Hollaback! is creating a crowd-sourced initiative to end street harassment.
If you want to hollaback on the go from your cell phone, type the email address ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ in the field where the number usually goes. Tell them where you are, attach a photo if you like, and your text will go straight to their email. From there, they’ll post it. Don’t have a cell phone? You can still tell them your story on-line.