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Category: Feminist & LGBTIQ

Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world.

We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.

Articles by Hollaback Edinburgh

Over 80% of young people surveyed have experienced some form of street harassment in Edinburgh

We release our research today outlining the experiences of 100 young people aged 12-25 in Edinburgh.

Key findings include:

The majority of the respondents were 18-25 (94%)

The majority of respondents self-identified as female (85%)


We’re just putting together the results of our research on street harassment experienced by young people in Edinburgh, and we wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone who filled it in, forwarded it and helped us out. We had 100 responses from folk aged between 12-25.

New submission from Aisha

My 9.30am walk to work every morning involves passing the Adult/Sex Shop on Leith Walk. Usually, at that time, there’s nobody about, but this weekend there was a large group of guys (stag party?) stood outside laughing and jeering.

‘But Nothing Really Happened?’

Hollaback! Edinburgh recently published an interview with researcher Fiona Elvines on Street Harassment. Fiona’s research studies what she terms ‘male stranger intrusion’, and I had an experience this weekend which proved just how vital Fiona’s work is.


Survey time!

At Hollaback Edinburgh, we’ve been up and running for nearly six months. Yay! Over the last six months, we’ve been super busy- we’ve had pub quizzes, we’ve had seminars, we’ve sent cards to politicians, we’ve presented at youth groups. In essence, we’ve done loads! We’re really excited by all the support we’ve had and everyone’s involvement-yay you!

The Great Problems are in the Streets. We interview Fiona Elvines, researcher on street harassment.

Fiona Elvines is Operations Co-ordinator at Rape Crisis South London, and develops and delivers prevention work in schools with young people, focused on unpicking issues of consent.

One Billion Rising 14th February

This week we have a guest post by Larissa Bellina, a Film Studies student and also a local organiser of events related to the global One Billion Rising.


One Billion Rising

Hollaback! Edinburgh 2012 in review (September – December)

Maja Milatovic


We hope you are having wonderful holidays and a relaxing break! As the year is nearing its end, we reflected on the past 4 months with excitement and composed a short outline of our activities, ideas and engagements! So here goes: