| October 21, 2017

Breaking silence on street harassment

KATHMANDU, April 12: To mark the International Anti Street Harassment Week from April 10 to 16, the Voices In Crisis team has launched a digital campaign to spread awareness about the importance of speaking out against street harassment. The 'Break Your Silence' campaign encourages people to end silent suffering and raise their voices against street harassment.

The campaign invites people to spread awareness about this matter in different ways. People can participate by sending in photographs of themselves holding up an Anti Street Harassment slogan along with their name. Interested participants can also create a group where they can discuss ways to end street harassment. The conclusion reached can then be sent to the campaign accompanied by a group photograph and a slogan. Both the photographs and the conclusion of the discussions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To support the campaign, individuals can also paste relevant slogans on public spaces so that it will have the most impact.
Saugat Gautam from Voices In Crisis states, "Every second there is someone somewhere being verbally or physically harassed in the streets. We only want to help make the streets safer for everyone, especially women."

According to Gautam, different youth organizations as well as volunteer groups who work for anti street harassment have also pledged their support for the campaign.

"We hope to organize a rally in a couple of days to demonstrate our support for anti street harassment," he adds.