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Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment. Street harassment occurs on a daily basis all over the world, and indeed all over West Yorkshire. We cover the whole County including the Cities of Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and Huddersfield. The term ‘Street harassment’ is used to describe sexual harassment which takes place in public spaces, and refers to behaviour such as staring, sexualised commenting, shouting, following, touching, grabbing, groping, flashing, assault, and violence.
The Hollaback movement started in New York in 2005 with a group of Men & Women frustrated at there being no real response to street harassment. Hollaback West Yorkshire uses a web based platform to begin drawing attention to and addressing these issues. Users of the site can post their stories in a safe environment, uploading them to the website so they can be shared with others and collated on a map & woven together to build a clearer picture of street harassment in West Yorkshire than has ever been done before.
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