“Street harassment is a serious issue. It impedes women’s equality by preventing them from having the same access to public places as men and from feeling as welcome or comfortable as men. Street harassment makes many women feel like they must be on guard in public as they constantly assess their surroundings, scowl, avoid eye contact, and have cell phones ready in case they need to call for help.”  

Holly Kearl of http://stopstreetharassment.com/ writes about the First International Anti-Street Harassment Day for www.thewip.net and highlights WomenSpeak’s participation on March 20, 2011

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