Juliana de Faria from Sao Paolo has started Chega de Fiu Fiu (“Enough with the Catcalls”), an online map which records women’s instances of verbal and physical assaults.
It is both a community where women can vent and support each other and also serves as documentary evidence that harassment is real, and it is as serious problem – not something women should just be expected to take as a ‘compliment’.
“It’s going to take some time until we change this behaviour for good,” Juliana said. “But street harassment is now being seen as assault – and that’s the beginning of real change.”
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