Tag: Bahamas

Solidarity March Partner Highlight: DJ Ampero

Six days ’til the regional solidarity march! Seven marches in seven countries in the Caribbean will #ReclaimOurStreets from sexual violence. Hollaback! Bahamas has a great afternoon planned, from the march starting at Potter’s Cay to the speaker line-up and free workshops on The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts grounds on Mackey Street. We’re creating … Continued

Reclaim Our Streets: Saturday, March 11 at 2pm

On Saturday, March 11 at 2pm, seven marches in seven Caribbean countries will bring hundreds of people together to break silence on sexual violence. The Bahamas march will begin at 2pm, starting from the Potter’s Cay parking lot west of the Paradise Island bridge, travel south on Mackey Street, and end at The Dundas Centre … Continued

#LifeInLeggings Story

#lifeinleggings When police officers can ask you personal information, unwarranted, whilst entirely ignoring the existence of your male coworker beside you DESPITE your constant mention of his name as a reminder. Makes it quite obvious you are interested in me and your potential to have me. You don’t need my name. You don’t need my … Continued

#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

Christian Council and Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

As Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival quickly approaches, we are hearing more from people on both sides of the fence – proponents and opponents. While some think it is a brilliant idea and welcome the new festival, others are offended, confused, and/or angered by it. We expected a statement from the Bahamas Christian Council long ago, and … Continued

Bill Cosby Show at Atlantis

Hollaback! Bahamas was utterly dismayed to learn that proceeds of the Bill Cosby event held in the Atlantis Live Theatre – hosted by the Nassau Chapter of The Links, Incorporated – would fund a women’s safe house. Whether or not Cosby has been tried and found guilty, rape allegations and the dignity of those reporting … Continued

Equality for 370,000+ Depends on 38

The Bahamas finds itself in a very uncomfortable position today. Over the past few weeks, conversations have been going on about equality. Women’s rights have been at the forefront of this conversation, but women are not the only people affected by the conversation’s catalyst. That catalyst? Four Bills. Four Bills recommended by the Constitutional Commission … Continued

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