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August 6, 2021

New Submission : Harassed in the…

I was harrassed today in the Glebe around lunchtime. I'm puppysitting and took my friend's dog for a walk. We were in the park and she stopped in the shade to take a break, close to a man who was reading a book. I tried to get between the dog and the man cause she can sometimes be a bit over friendly and not everyone likes dogs. The man got…
East Galt
June 4, 2021

New Submission : Harassment in the…

I witnessed a person make racist comments to a colleague. It was in passing, so I used the "delay" strategy and checked in with them after. My colleague said they were ok, nothing that the same person did the very same thing the day prior. I was very upset that this person felt it necessary to say hurtful things at all, but with absolutely zero provocation...!?
Ottawa
June 3, 2021

New Submission : Bystander intervention!

I saw a man yell racial slurs at someone, and when I stepped in the harrasser began to yell at me and follow me down the street, yelling slurs at me. I would do things differently now, having taken Bystander Intervention training!

News

Open letter to the Ottawa Citizen

We sent the following letter to the Ottawa Citizen on March 30th but they chose not to publish it. “We are appalled by the Citizen’s recent coverage of serious allegations made by local women against JJ Clarke. As a coalition of groups working to end violence against women in Ottawa, it is very disheartening to see … Continued

FREE WORKSHOP: Addressing harassment in gym spaces

We’re partnering with Andrea Blake, holistic personal trainer and body neutrality advocate, to bring you a FREE workshop focused on harassment in gym spaces! Join us for a lively discussion on how to be a solid bystander for anyone experiencing harassment in a gym setting. We’ll also brainstorm ways you can occupy your space and … Continued