Over a 1000 women contributed to Holly Kearl's book Stop Street Harassment. Women participated through her blog and also through 'informal online surveys'. 16 respondents of the 916 respondents said they were from India.
"In my research, I was struck by how truly global this problem is. People in 23 countries and 45 US states all took the survey and 99% said they experienced street harassment and I read articles about the problem in many additional countries. In my research on activism, India was one of the countries that is doing the most to address this issue and so it can really be a leader for other countries".
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Blank - that which is not allowed meaning, form or articulation. Noise - that which heightens, builds itself.
'Eve Teasing' in India is considered a joke or prank. Blank Noise is a public and participatory arts project that seeks to explore street dynamics and recognize 'eve teasing' as street sexual harassment or violence.
Blank Noise is a public and participatory arts project begun in August 2003 with a small group of 9 participants. Conceived as a personal reaction to street sexual harassment, the project has grown through workshops and local volunteers to a five-city, hundred-plus volunteer project that seeks to address street sexual violence through dialogue made possible as a result of sustained public interventions.