A Feminist Poster Campaign Against Street Harassment
These posters were co-created by CÉAF activists and three focus groups composed of women from diverse backgrounds and with varying experiences. Sick of being told that it's up to women to speak out against the violence they experience and learn to defend themselves, they decided to turn the spotlight on harassers, bystanders and the general public to encourage them to get involved.
This campaign has multiple objectives:
- Tell harassers that they can no longer act with impunity and that they are fully responsible for their actions
- End the generalized indifference toward street harassment in Montreal and lower society's threshold for dealing with the problem
- Mobilize bystanders to take action in solidarity with women being harassed
- Take the blame off of women who are being harassed and help them realize they are not alone.
In addition to the poster campaign, the CÉAF is leading a study to document the impacts of street harassment on Montreal women. Next step: a focus group will be held on November 24. The CÉAF is especially interested in hearing from women who have been harassed based on their disability, religion, sexual orientation, age, Indigenous background or “race.” Interested in learning more? Contact the research team at email@example.com.
> Video (in French): On discute de harcèlement de rue, On va se le dire, 11.11.2019