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Violence against women

Black-and-white illustration of a woman screaming with her mouth wide open. Screen reader support enabled. Black-and-white illustration of a woman screaming with her mouth wide open.

Brushstrokes: Downloadable People’s Movements Posters by Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

“We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets—all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends,” they say.
Photo of a young female child in a white dress, saying 'who will melt my chains

Videos by Breakthrough

Breakthrough's video - Mann ke Manjeeré - winner of the Screen Awards 2001 in India and nominated for MTV's 'Best Indipop Music Video', reached 26 million households via six satellite music television channels, effectively mainstreaming discussions about domestic violence issues throughout South Asia and reaching as far as Tajikistan, Indonesia and the United States.  …
A series of photos of Indian goddesses shown with bruises on various parts of their face.

Review: Women We Worship, Women We Abuse

It is almost a year old, but the Abused Goddesses campaign created ripples in the fabric of activism that are worth revisiting. You’ve probably seen them too many times now, but I remember looking at the images for the first time and thinking how dramatic they were. Here were mythological characters from my grandmother’s stories,…
Picture of a female acid attack survivor. She is wearing a black headscarf and her eyes are turned downwards.

Mirroring Reality: A Conversation with Sabiha Sumar – Part 2

In continuation of Mirroring Reality: A Conversation with Sabiha Sumar  – Part 1 Sabiha Sumar presents the harsh reality of women’s lives in a poignant film ‘Saving Face’ – a documentary about survivors of acid-attacks in rural Pakistan. This time wearing the producer’s hat, she explained, 'Acid throwing is both an urban and rural phenomenon.…
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