The Problem: Street Harassment

On New York City subways, 63% of surveyed
passengers (mostly women) reported being
sexually harassed, and, 10%, sexually assaulted
on the subway.
— Manhattan Borough President’s Office
In the U.S., 65% of women and 25% of men,
predominantly those who identify as L.G.B.T.,
reported experiencing street harassment in
2014.
— Stop Street Harassment and GfK
77% of women in the U.S. under 40 have been followed by a man or a group of men in a way that made them feel unsafe in the last year.
— Dr. Beth Livingston and Hollaback.org

SAFER: NYC specifically targets street harassment, or “catcalling,” which is defined as “unwanted interactions in public spaces between strangers that are motivated by a person’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, or gender expression and make the harassee feel annoyed, angry, humiliated, or scared.” (Stop Street Harassment)

84.9% of US women experienced street harassment before the age of 17, and 11.6% of women experienced it before age 11.
— Dr. Beth Livingston and Hollaback.org

For more information on Street Harassment, check out the following resources from our allies in the movement:

85.6% of US women have changed their routes to their destination as a result of street harassment.
— Dr. Beth Livingston and Hollaback.org