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Women’s Day Roundup: Tweetathon, Press & lots of love

Holla, Mumbai! We hope you have a fantastic International Women’s Day 2015. We were featured in The Epoch Times along with Hollaback Delhi on March 8th. Besides, US Consulate General gave our Director, Arpita Bhagat a shout out along with three kickass ladies – Aditi Gupta (Menstrupedia), Elsa Marie DSilva (SafeCity), Bhani Rachel Bali (Point … Continued

Rising Against Cat-calling

Cat-calling is one of the most common forms of street harassment that goes unreported and accepted due to the notion that it is not an issue and therefore, trivialized as a non problem. Aradhana Chand realized that the problem of verbal abuse (catcalling) in street sexual harassment is most rampant and least addressed and reported. … Continued

Mumbai Pride Walk 2014 and Press!

Mumbai Pride Walk 2014 details: When: Saturday, 1/02/2014 Time to Assemble: 3 pmWhat time will The March begin: About 4 pm Where will we march to : From August Kranti Maidan to Opera House, then on to footpath till Girgaum Chowpatty Who will lead us: The QAM Banner and the Giant Pride Flag. Where to … Continued

Hollaback Mumbai launches Campus Ambassador Program- 2014

Hollaback┬áMumbai is the regional chapter of a Hollaback! movement that fights street harassment globally. We believe that without active participation of youth change cannot happen. For the first time, we are building an opportunity for young college-going students from various parts of the city to partake in this responsibility towards making Mumbai a safe harassment-free … Continued

And We Are Back!

As per an estimate, one in every four women, despite age, face harassment at least once in their lifetime. Actually, leave aside the statistics, I don’t know any female personally who hasn’t experienced harassment at some or the other point in her life.   Let me rewind the course of my life for you. Even … Continued

Harassment while traveling with family, her story

Me, my husband and in-laws went to visit Sai baba temple in Gandhinagar, Jammu, 8th December night. While we were walking back to our car two guys in a car passed by staring at me. They were drinking and smoking in car. Instead of police vehicle parked near by they kept crossing us, staring again … Continued

Taking a break…but hopefully back soon!

HOLLA BOMBAY!We know we’ve been uncharacteristically quiet over the past few months. We were setting up to transition over to a new Director of HB Mumbai, as Aisha got ready for graduate school, but unfortunately, a commitment came up for the new Director and she was unable to take HB on. So, we are temporarily … Continued

Nisha’s Story

I had been living in a small town in India for three weeks as an exchange student before I got out to the big city. I was sitting in a hair salon with my host sister while she was getting her hair done. The male hair stylist asked if I wanted a cut, blow-dry, and … Continued