Here are some recent campaigns and initiatives encouraging conversations - visual and sometimes face to face – on sexual violence.
On street-based sexual harassment:
Maps & Apps:
Apps and maps to report and document violence against women, a list from December 2012 here.
Talking on Twitter:
The conversation about sexual violence on social media has exploded. One of the biggest successes has been the @everydaysexism account and there are more you can follow: @tbtt @genderlogindia @blank_noise @catcallsNYC (let us know other good ones to follow and recommend!) However, not all is well in social-media land: here is a good piece about ‘Twitter’s Free Speech Problem’.
Campaigns & Resources:
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign runs from November 25-December 10, 2013 culminating on International Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is about the connections between militarism, conflict and gender-based violence. Campaign resources are available in 9 languages. Check out the Women Under Siege project website to learn more about sexual violence in conflict.
Do let us know if anything on this list is outdated or has been updated, and what you’d add to it. Add a comment below or tweet at us @info_activism