On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, “The Uprising of Women in the Arab World” Facebook Page is launching “Tell Your Story” campaign, a new call for women in the Arab world. This campaign will last for 2 weeks: from November 25 until December 10, 2012.
Because the stories hidden under our pillows need to come out in the open Because the only finger of blame should be pointed at the aggressor, not the victim Because the scandal is in the criminal act, not the victim’s reputation Because our silence is a self-inflicted punishment and an impunity to our aggressor Because we have to step out of the circle of fear and isolation into the circle of confidence and confrontation Because almost each one of us has endured a form of physical, psychological or sexual violence, just for being a woman: an arbitrary deprivation of liberty, or a sexual harassment (at home, at school, at work, in the streets…), rape (including marital rape), female genital mutilation, forced marriage (including marriage of minors), crimes in the name of “honor”… Write your story, ending it with the words/sentence: ”This is why I am with the uprising of women in the Arab world”.
Send it to us via message to our FB Page or via email and we will publish it, mentioning only your first name and your country.
You can choose the format that fits best your expression: text, photography, drawing, painting, video…
Let us speak out to liberate ourselves, and make the world listen.