Research and Reports
                                                                                                                                                                              last updated 2 August 2013
Studies, Reports, and Surveys
Stop Street Harassment has a collection of online, academic, and community studies on the prevalence and forms of street harassment:
Hollaback has conducted several studies in partnership with local organizations in the United States and abroad:
M.C. Black et al., The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011. Accessed August 1, 2013,
Scott M. Stringer, Hidden in Plain Sight: Sexual Harassment and Assault in the New York City Subway System, July 2007, accessed July 31, 2013,
When Street Harassment Comes Indoors: A Sample of New York City Service Agency and Union Responses to Street Harassment, The Worker Institute at Cornell, Cornell University ILR School,
Academic articles
Cynthia Grant Bowman, “Street Harassment and the Informal Ghettoization of Women,” 106 Harv. L. Rev. 517, 519 (1993).
Laura Beth Nielson, “Situating Legal Consciousness: Experiences and Attitudes of Ordinary Citizens about Law and Street Harassment,”
Olatokunbo Olukemi Laniya, “Street Smut: Gender, Media, and the Legal Power Dynamics of Street Harassment, or “Hey Sexy” and Other Verbal Ejaculations.” 14 Colum. J. Gender & L. 91 2005. HeinOnline, accessed July 30, 2013.
Bunkosal Chhun,  “Catcalls: Protected Speech or Fighting Words?” 33 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 273 2010-2011. HeinOnline, accessed July 30, 2013.
Kavita B. Ramakrishnan, “Inconsistent Legal Treatment of Unwanted Sexual Advances: A Study of the Homosexual Advance Defense, Street Harassment, and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.” 26 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 291 2011. HeinOnline, accessed July 30, 2013.
Holly Kearl, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010.
Jarrah O’Neil, “Gender in Public Space: Policy Frameworks and the Failure to Prevent Street Harassment.” BA thesis, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2013. Accessed July 30, 2013,
Neama Ebaid, “Sexual Harassment in Egypt: A Neglected Crime: An assessment for the Egyptian Government performance in regard to the Sexual Harassment in Egypt,” Thesis, The American University in Cairo, 2012, accessed August 2, 2013,
News Articles
Emily Smith, “Hey baby! Women speak out against street harassment,” CNN, October 6, 2012, accessed August 1, 2013,
Jane Martinson, “Police act to halt sex harassment on London buses and trains,” The Guardian, July 21, 2013, accessed August 1, 2013,
Dahlia Kholaif, “Sexual harassment taints Egypt's euphoria,” Al Jazeera, July 6, 2013, accessed August 1, 2013,
Mariam Kirollos, “Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities,” Al Ahram, July 17, 2013, accessed August 1, 2013,
Ilan Lior, “Vast majority of Tel Aviv women report sexual harassment, survey finds,” Haaretz, November 23, 2011, accessed August 2, 2013,
Websites, Organizations, and Campaigns Against Street Harassment
Stop Street Harassment:
Brooklyn Movement Center: Street Harassment Virtual Toolkit: This organization’s website features lists of relevant videos, articles, organizations, academic resources, and art relating to street harassment. It also has a section where people can share their personal experiences with street harassment.
Meet Us on the Street,” International Anti-Street Harassment Week, 2013:
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, “Stop Telling Women to Smile,” Art series. Accessed August 1, 2013,
See a list of additional organizations and movements here:
Anecdotal reports of street harassment - public posts (some graphic descriptions and language)