Street harassment prevents individuals from feeling safe in their communities. Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment or assault in Washington, DC? Submit your experience to help raise awareness about the pervasiveness and harmful effects of street harassment. 

  1. Submissions will be posted regularly in the order in which they were received.
  2. All submissions are posted anonymously or using the name or initials given.
  3. Please read our comment policy before posting.

Thank you for your contribution!

If you experience or have experienced sexual harassment on the DC Metro system: Whether the event is happening at the moment or occurred months ago, we strongly encourage you to report to Metro Transit Police (MTP): www.wmata.com/harassment or 202-962-2121. Reporting helps identify suspects as well as commons trends in harassment. Recommended tip: Program MTP’s number into your phone so you can easily reach them when needed. WMATA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy, implemented in Spring 2012, is a result of CASS’s campaign.

If you need assistance in coping with public sexual harassment or assault, please contact the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) 24/7 crisis hotline at 202-333-RAPE (202-333-7279).

Disclaimer: Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) is not responsible for the accuracy of individual postings. All views and positions expressed in posted submissions are those of individual contributors only. CASS moderates comments to ensure that this public forum continues to be a safe space for community dialogue. CASS may use any stories submitted to the blog in future CASS materials.

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