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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?…
Centretown
May 21, 2017

New Submission : Homophobic harassment

Walking home holding hands with my girlfriend at night when a man on a bicycle stops on the sidewalk in front of his and leans over to pick something up. Says something inaudible to us as we walk by and since we ignored him he yells "I know you girls are lesbians but you can still talk to men!". Since it was 2am on an abandoned street we did not…
April 23, 2017

New Submission : Public masturbation near…

I feel extremely compelled to share my story today. I was walking at the corner of Ash Lane and the Experimental Farm Parkway just after sunset tonight when a navy blue Honda CRV pulled a u-turn on the parkway after passing me, turned into Ash lane where I was headed and pulled over on the left side of the road about 50m in front of me. I immediately though that…

News

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

Big News!

Last year, our director Julie S. Lalonde presented to the Federal Standing Committee on the Status of Women. Today, that committee released their report and not only did they mention us several times in the report, they name violence against young women and girls in public spaces as a priority for the Committee. Yay! You can read the … Continued