yacko fights street harassment in "hands off"

August 30, 2017

The Indonesian rapper hopes to start a movement against street harassment with her latest release.

Indonesia's very own female rapper Yacko gathers 21 women of all ages, occupations, shapes and sizes to star in Hands Off, her latest release. More than a song, though, Hands Off is also a movement.

Inspired by her own experience, Hands Off is Yacko's way to fight street and sexual harassment. "I was really upset, angry, and sad to hear that every day there are women face street and sexual harassment in Indonesia. They have been getting a catcall, unwanted gestures and action forced by strangers or even people they know. To make it even worse, many people assume that this is normal and just part of a joke. In other case, people blame it on the women who dress provocatively," she says in the official press release. "I also had horrible experiences being catcalled when I was riding my bike on my way to work and also had people grabbed my breast when I was crowdsurfing in a gig.”

Yacko hopes that Hands Off will get people talking about street harassment and fight against it together. Look out for our interview with Yacko to know more about her and Hands Off

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