Boerum Hill-based nonprofit Hollaback! has received a $20,000 allocation from the city to develop an easy way for women to report street harassment, thanks to Council Speaker Christine Quinn and City Councilman Julissa Ferreras (D-Jackson Heights), says the New York Daily News.
The organization already has an iPhone and Android application, where users can upload photos of creeps on the street and map the location and type of the harassment – verbal, flashing, groping or assault.
The group will use the money to expand the app so cops can track down harassers, says the article.
“The city should know where street harassment is happening, why it is happening, and how it can respond,” Hollaback! cofounder Emily May told the Daily News.
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