March 18th, 2012 marks the second year that International Anti-Street Harassment Day is taking place in countries all over the world. Last year the WomenSpeak Project joined founder of the event Holly Kearl of Stop Street Harassment in promoting the event and encouraging Caribbean Women To tell their own stories and post their own Anti-Street Harassment Manifestos. We also had an original art submission by Tracey Chan who this year has partnered with Stephanie Leitch to share artwork as part of a Street Harassment Art Exhibit held in Washington, DC jointly curated by Holly Kearl and the Deaf Abused Women’s Network.
This year the Meet Us on the Street Campaign runs for an entire week from March 18-24 and various organisations and individuals are taking part in activities that will highlight the issue of Street Harassment and how it negatively impacts women’s freedom of movement and inflicts fear, intimidation and violence on a daily basis on a whole half of the world’s population.
Artwork collaboration by Tracey Chan and Stephanie Leitch