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Holly Kearl

Holly Kearl

Holly Kearl is the founder of Stop Street Harassment and author of three books, including Stop Global Street Harassment: Growing Activism Around the World (Praeger 2015). She also works for the Aspen Institute and the OpEd Project.

Holly Kearl is a WMC SheSource expert on gender violence, street harassment, and social justice. Holly can be followed on Twitter @hkearl

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Working Together to Make Public Spaces Safer for Women and Girls

October 29, 2015

In many regions, access to public marketplaces is a must for women's lives and livelihoods. Advocates are working on new ways to make these spaces safer for women and girls. More »

A Movement to Bring Feminism to High School Classrooms

A Movement to Bring Feminism to High School Classrooms

September 10, 2015

A small but growing number of high school teachers all over the United States are offering feminist or women’s studies classes in their schools. More »

Military Sexual Assault: Betrayal and Retaliation for Service Members

Military Sexual Assault: Betrayal and Retaliation for Service Members

May 20, 2015

A new report by Human Rights Watch reveals that when U.S. service members report sexual assault, they are far more likely to experience retaliation than to see justice. More »

Building a Monument for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Building a Monument for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

March 27, 2014

Activists have launched a large-scale, community-created artwork to show public support for victims and survivors of sexual assault. More »

Second-Ever City Council Hearing on Street Harassment

Second-Ever City Council Hearing on Street Harassment

November 13, 2013

In Philadelphia, anti-street harassment activists are teaming up with the City Council to take action. More »

Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

April 12, 2013

As women and men mobilize for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, the author, founder of Stop Street Harassment, describes growing multi-city campaigns focusing on public transit. More »

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

March 26, 2013

Survivors and advocates insist on the need for a system of reporting and trying sexual assault cases independent of the chain of command, writes the author, an expert on gender-based violence. More »

India Tragedy Seen as Transitional Moment

India Tragedy Seen as Transitional Moment

January 10, 2013

Activists in India look to the unabated anger at the death of a young woman as a turning point in their struggle to combat violence against women. More »

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

September 9, 2012

The author, founder of the website Stop Street Harassment, collected stories in focus groups to augment a forthcoming, first of its kind national report on street harassment. More »

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

July 27, 2012

In Cairo, performers and artists take to the streets to make them safe for women. More »