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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

International Anti-Street Harassment Week!

It’s that time of year again! Spring is in the air! Which means creeps are out in full force. Join us, and cities around the world, as we mark International Anti-Street Harassment Week by chalking up the streets of Ottawa! We’ll bring the chalk, you bring the energy. (But if you have chalk to spare, … Continued

International Anti-Street Harassment Week!

It’s that time of year again, pals. International Anti-Street Harassment Week is happening April 8-14th and to mark it, we’re hosting our first Chalk Walk of 2018! April 8th. 3pm. Human Rights Monument. Everyone welcome! Details and RSVP here.  

Back Off Creeps!

  Do you own a bar/coffeshop/restaurant in Ottawa? Do you work the door at events? Are you a bouncer, bartender or floor manager? Do you care about making your space safe for women? Then, pay attention, peeps! We’re hosting a discussion for folks just like you, in partnership with the ever badass Little Jo Berry’s. This … Continued

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

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