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June 25, 2017

New Submission : Harassment of mother…

I was walking with my two daughters who are 9 and 10 years old. A man who appeared intoxicated was pushing a bike with 2 beer kegs on the handles. He started shouting and making sounds at us. I heard him say "oohhhh nice legs" My daughter looked over and he shouted at us "yeah I'm talking to you" We quickly crossed the street. I heard him shouting at another…
Carson Grove - Carson Meadows
June 15, 2017

New Submission : Catcalled by a…

It's not just the constant leering and catcalls that bother me, but I've experienced being called over to a police car for the officer to inform me I had a 'nice ass'. When an average dude does this, it's creepy enough..but a police officer? How am I supposed to deal with that? It's my word against his, and I didn't need to be hassled if I did make a formal…
May 23, 2017

New Submission : Creeper in Nepean

A few Mondays ago, just after work, my partner and I were driving home from grocery shopping at College Square. We were stopped at the lights by the McDonald's. I looked out the window and saw a man in flimsy athletic shorts standing on the corner, fondling his genitals and leering at me. I was so shocked and grossed out I could only glare at him in disbelief, like, seriously?…

News

Chalk Walk!

Join us on Sunday, August 20th as we spread anti-harassment messages along Elgin and engage folks in a dialogue about our right to safety in public space!   Everyone welcome! Bring your kids, grandparents, pets, roomate, the dude you hook up with casually, whatever suits your fancy. We’ll supply the chalk, but do feel free … Continued

Hottawa!

Do you love a good, sweaty dance party but hate creepers? Here at Hollaback! Ottawa, we love to dance. A few years ago, we spent hours at Pride’s foam street party, post-parade. But we typically avoid dance parties, especially in bars, because they tend to attract a whole lotta creepy dudes who don’t take no for an … Continued

Press release: Transit users are Letting OC Transpo Know

June 15, 2017 (Ottawa, ON). This week marks the two-year anniversary of a successful and ongoing joint anti-harassment strategy between OC Transpo and local women’s groups. The Let OC Transpo Know campaign and the online reporting mechanism were released in June 2015. This was the result of a collaborative effort between local women’s groups and … Continued