Visualising Women's Rights - visual en Project News: VWR Workshop Participants Make their Own Visual Campaigns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After the Visualising Women's Rights workshop in December 2010, we invited participants to apply for financial support towards some of the costs of developing and implementing a visual advocacy campaign. After a competitive selection and review process, five microgrant awards were given to develop the following campaigns"</p> <p>1. Animating Queer Issues</p> <p>An animation about the adventures of Abdo, a gender queer boy and his journey of self-discovery after his parents, worried about his dress and behaviour, send him for counselling.The animation aims to raise awareness about the kinds of psychological help available to the queer community.</p> <p>This project is being developed by the Beirut-based collective, <a href="" target="_blank">Meem</a>.</p> <p>2. Provoking questions about honour killings in Palestine</p> <p>Animated television spots provoking public debate and about honour killings and pressuring policy makers to enforce laws to protect women. The spots will be shown on the networks of 8 West Bank governorates.</p> <p>The spots are part of a campaign by the <a href="" target="_blank">Psycho Social Counselling Centre for Women</a> in Palestine.</p> <p>3. Confronting homophobia in Palestine</p> <p>A set of illustrated postcards confronting homophobia and refuting common stereotypes of and attitudes towards the lesbian and gay community. Palestinian lesbian rights group, <a href="" target="_blank">Aswat</a> is working with a local artist to develop the visuals for this campaign and will be distributing the postcards at events and in public spaces in Palestine.</p> <p>4. Mapping sexual harrassment in Yemen</p> <p>This campaign aims to encourage Yemeni women to speak out about their experiences of harrassment in the streets of Yemen and to show the scale of the problem on a national crowdmap.&nbsp;</p> <p>This mapping project is being developed by Yemeni based group, Kefaia.</p> <p>5. Campaign against honour killings in Iraq</p> <p>This campaign, entitled "Let Us Break the Chains: No to Violence Against Women", has already begun with the development of a poster which was distributed all over the Duhok province. The second stage will include a short public service announcement.</p> <p>This project is being implemented by the <a href="" target="_blank">Kurdistan Civil Rights Organisation</a> in Iraq.</p> </div> </div> </div> campaigns microgrants participants visual workshop Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:52:48 +0000 faith 109 at