Canımız Kampüste breaks the silence on harassment and gender-based violence. Powered by local university students and armed with digital media, Istanbul ‘is alive on campus.’
Using mobile technology and best practices in leadership development, media advocacy and policy promotion, Hollaback Executive Director Emily May is determined to change the culture that accepts street harassment as the price one pays for being a woman or LGBT. Their website and innovative, free iPhone and Droid apps were used to document 3000+ stories of street harassment in 2011. Their goal is to expand international human rights advocacy to address gender-specific discrimination, violence and abuse and to hold governments accountable.
For the past five years I have worked as an anti-homophobia facilitator across British Columbia. I have worked in schools, community organizations, with parents, teachers and students and actively with local communities and policy makers.