International Anti-Street Harassment Week


April 8-14 is international Anti-Harassment Week. This week activists will continue to build on the momentum of the #MeToo movement and rally against the issue of street harassment and elevate prevention strategies stop it.

Held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Anti-Street Harassment week illustrates the need to stop the factors that allow gender-based violence and sexual violence to persist. According to a recent study by Stop Street Harassment The Facts Behind the #MeToo Movement: A National Study on Sexual Harassment and Assault verbal sexual harassment is the most common form of harassment. Street harassment happens multiple times for most people according to  Unsafe and Harassed in Public Spaces: A National Report on Street Harassment. Verbal sexual harassment can happen anywhere and this week we are focused on the street, one of the most public spaces people encounter every day.

This week let’s raise awareness about the issues and prevalence of street harassment and elevate the need to change and reclaim our public spaces. There is a need to change our streets, to prevent street harassment, and to end gender-based violence.

What will you be doing for Anti-Street Harassment Week?

International Anti-Street Harassment Week is organized by Stop Street Harassment visit their website for more information and ways to get involved.

Lorena Campos

Communications Associate Lorena Campos is a Chicana and Stockton, CA native. She began her work with CALCASA as an intern in the spring of 2015. Since then Lorena has graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science, and Minor in Ethnic Studies. Many of her experiences and efforts include: creating inclusive and outreach programming as an Inclusion Coordinator with the University of the Pacific Multicultural Center, facilitating workshops and trainings as a Student to Student Healthy Relationships Peer Educator with the University of the Pacific Women’s Resource Center, and Providing Safe Zone Trainings as an Ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. After working at the University post-graduation, she is excited to return to social justice and advocacy work as the Communications Associate for CALCASA.

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