There is something very powerful happening right now on social media. After revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault and harassment, survivors are sharing their personal experiences with the hashtag #MeToo.
This spontaneous movement is trending across the United States and around the world. In a span of 24 hours, #MeToo has been tweeted nearly half a million times. It is absolutely undeniable that sexual assault and harassment are an epidemic, not isolated incidents. Survivors have said loud and clear: this is about more than Harvey Weinstein – this is about us, our stories, and our experiences, and we cannot keep ignoring sexual assault and harassment.
Here at Hollaback! we know that storytelling has the power to reclaim conversations and fight harassment. We know this is the first time that many of you are sharing your stories, and we admire your bravery. Thank you for sharing – you are not alone. To all the survivors who have chosen to carry their #MeToo silently, we support your decision, we believe you, and we have your back.
We also understand that many of you might be feeling overwhelmed or triggered with the news cycle and by your social media feeds, so we’ve outlined some key resources for survivors and allies.
Resources & Support for Sexual Harassment & Assault Survivors
Resources from Hollaback!
- You can share your story of harassment or bystander intervention on our website or through our app.
- Get tips for responding to harassers and find more resources from Hollaback!.
- Share your experiences with online harassment on HeartMob and receive support or take action to assist victims of online harassment by offering your support.
- Learn how to intervene safely and effectively when you witness incidents of hate and sexual harassment with Hollaback!’s bystander resources.
- Learn more about how identities and oppressions affect the experience of harassment by reading our guide “#HarassmentIs: An exploration of identity and street harassment”.
MORE RESOURCES, Counselors, and Support Networks
- Lentera Sintas Indonesia monthly support group meetings- email: [email protected]
- Sisters in Danger’s list of support organizations for survivors of sexual violence by province
- Yayasan Pulih counseling and resources: Email: [email protected] Website: http://pulihatthepeak.com/
- Help Nona: resources – http://www.helpnona.com/infonona.html
- Arus Pelangi: http://aruspelangi.org/klinik-hukum/
- RAINN- Recovering from Sexual Violence
- Everyday Feminism – Building Supportive Communities: How We Can Make Every Space Safe for Survivors
- Forge Forward- Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self Help Guide to Healing and Understanding
- Sign the petition to support the Indonesian Anti Sexual Violence Bill at change.org/MulaiBicara
Hollaback! stands with you. We hear you, we’re here for you, and we’re ready to have your back. If there are more resources and support info you think we should include here, please put them in the comments section and we can add them!
The Hollaback! Jakarta team
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