Category: News

#TooSexyToVote – Open Letter

Dear Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall, In response to reports that Bahamian women were being turned away from voter registration stations, Hollaback! Bahamas co-organized a #TooSexyToVote action, bringing women together to register to vote in the clothing of their choice at the Parliamentary Registration Department on Farrington Road on January 4, 2017. All participants — whether … Continued

Chalk ‘n’ Chat 2016

We held our second annual Chalk ‘n’ Chat in collaboration with Pro Society at College of the Bahamas as part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. Hollaback! Bahamas COB Ambassadors did a fantastic job of engaging students in the conversation about street harassment. They even made this cool video so anyone who missed it could see what … Continued

We #SupportThePuff

Last week, students were told by a Bahamian high school principal that their hair was not appropriate for school. The young women were wearing their hair in what is now known as a puff – an afro with a headband around it. Further investigation revealed that the principal takes issue with natural hair, and believes girls put … Continued

#GlobalSHActivism Chat Storify

Hollaback! Bahamas participated in a Twitter chat on Tuesday which was led by Holly Kearl – Founder of Stop Street Harassment and International Anti-Street Harassment Week and author of several book on street harassment – using the hashtag #GlobalSHActivism.   The online event brought together activists from all over the world to talk about street … Continued

Message from a Hollaback! Bahamas Supporter

Last year I decided to write a research paper on sexual harassment as a means to try and educate my fellow Bahamians that cat calling should not be ignored. In the process I wrote a small survey and handed it to 50 individuals only 30 individuals reported some form sexual harassment. My research proved that … Continued

Response to Cosby Event and Donation Printed

Our open letter to the women’s organization that planned the Cosby event at Atlantis and intended to use proceeds to fund a safe house was printed in The Tribune on Tuesday. We expressed our outrage at the decision of the organization to not only host the event, but participate in what could be Cosby’s honeymoon … Continued

COBUS Training

We’ve been spending so much time at College of The Bahamas that people are starting to wonder if we are students. It’s exciting to be able to connect with college students, student leaders, faculty, and staff on issues of national importance. It is our plan to work with COB long-term, and make positive changes to … Continued

Radio Appearance: Connected

Our Director, Alicia Wallace, was a guest on Connected with Lester Cox and Erin Greene on Guardian Radio this morning. Another guest presented her views on the Constitutional Amendment Bills and her reasons for voting no on two of the four. Alicia and Erin disagreed with the guest’s reasoning, and the discussion was lively.  

Equality Bills Watch

We’re watching closely as the Equality Bills are debated and the Constitutional Commission begins its education campaign. This week, we went to the FNM-hosted forum on the equality bills, Parliament proceedings as the bills were presented and debated, and the Crisis Centre-hosted educational session.         Coalition to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination … Continued

Forrester J. Carroll Believes Women Expose Themselves to Danger

In response to the Protect Women & Children event post, Forrester J. Carroll, Consul General to New York saw fit to post this comment: We are disgusted and outraged by this bold display of ignorance, arrogance, and misogyny. We could not let such a comment go unanswered, or fail to use this teachable moment. Here … Continued