Raising Awareness of Violence Against Women
Tomorrow, 25th November is the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Since 2000, each year on this date activities are arranged around the world to raise awareness of violence against women, promote projects which enable women and their children to escape violence and highlight campaigns to educate people about the consequences of violence.
International funding and resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls is severely lacking. Grassroots women’s groups are making the real change needed to bring down violence against women but they are critically under-funded. Despite this, the charity sector is helping to bring real and significant change to the lives of women and girls. We are inspired by the tireless work of so many charities to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world and to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we’re looking at some of the videos we’ve produced which raise awareness of violence against women.
Raising awareness on the emotional impact of domestic abuse
Our video for the DASH charity (Domestic Abuse Stops Here) aims to open people’s eyes to the hidden nature of abuse. There are many myths and stereotypes about domestic abuse and preconceptions on what domestic violence is but domestic abuse can take many forms and affect people from all walks of life. Set within one family’s social media profile pages, the video breaks down the stereotypes of a typical domestic abuse victim whilst also increasing understanding in the nature of domestic abuse. The audio & visual mis-match communicates the hidden nature of domestic violence. By showing what goes on ‘behind the profile’, the video has encourage viewers to see the scale of the problem that lies behind closed doors, help to challenge preconceptions and encourage more victims to seek support.
Ending domestic violence and abuse in Nepal
Produced for All We Can charity to help celebrate the inspirational women in our lives and raise money to support women in some of the world’s poorest communities.
For the last two years we’ve produced videos to support All We Can charity’s Inspirational Women lent appeal. The campaign helps to celebrate the inspirational women in our lives and to raise money to support women in some of the world’s poorest communities. All We Can’s partner Kopila Nepal is helping women overcome domestic abuse and violence in such a male dominated society. In this film we hear from Hari Kumari who, after marrying at 13 years old, suffered domestic abuse.
16 Days Campaign
From 25 November through to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence aims to raise public awareness and mobilise people everywhere to bring about change. The campaign encourages people to ‘Orange the world’ using the colour orange designated to symbolise a brighter future without violence, we’ll be turning from purple to orange tomorrow!