Girl, hold your head high…

For a long time, I had been wanting to participate in the campaign against street sexual harassment (aka eve teasing) by Blank Noise. Finally, last Sunday (Aug-5) afternoon I joined the fortnightly action – this time on Church Street and Brigade Road from 3 – 5 pm. 5 of us reached out to around 150 pedestrians from different age, occupational and socio-economic backgrounds while displaying wall and hand held posters in English and Kannada. Some roadside vendors helped us enthusiastically while 4-5 male/female police personnel, taxi drivers and building security guards agreed with the prevalence of the issue and the message we were conveying. Here’s a look at what we did…

 

 Aarti and Abhishek paste a poster opposite the Night Watchman pub

 

Aarti and Abhishek paste a poster

 

 

 Ensuring Gandhiji’s support

 

 Enlisting Gandhiji's support

 

 

 Jasmeen and Naksha exchange views with cab drivers near Hotel Empire

 

Jasmeen and Naksha exchange views with cab drivers

 

 Cops scan the posters before they agree

 

 

Cops on Church Street  scanning the Kannada text

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Pushpa Achanta is a writer who enjoys volunteering, photography and poetry.