More than 70 percent of women around the world have reported experiencing some sort of street harassment in their lifetime, according to Hollaback, an organization dedicated to ending street harassment.
For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, that harassment is often linked to the threat of violence. A 2013 Hollaback Boston survey showed that 90 percent of LGBT people experienced some kind of street harassment. And it’s a problem that crosses borders. A May 2013 poll of 93,000 LGBT people living in the European Union revealed half of respondents avoided certain public spaces after experiencing street harassment.