A number of white boards were published in the squares of Damascus today, with the slogan “Laki” which means “for you” as a gesture to highlight the bitter reality of women, as a solidarity with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which will take place on 10 December, without participating of the local events in this day even if these events themselves Are ineffective and have no clear goal.
The media coordinator of “Amerha” the volunteer group, Mohammed Abdullah Jadoua, said to “Hashtag Syria” that the purpose of the campaign “Laki” is to fight at violence against women while it seeks through this boards in Umayyad and Baramkeh squares to encourage women to talk about their pain and not to be silent about the offense, also to write motivational words which could make women appreciate their value and active role in society.
Jadoua added that the idea of expressive boards became as results of the event that held on 25th of last month under the title of combating violence against women and there was a presence of a number of influential women in the society like (Rene El-Milea, Director of Public Relations at Damascus International Exhibition, Samar Garaa, and writer Lotus Massoud) also there were a theatrical presentation depicting the women’s suffering and their ways in fighting their dark reality.
As for the impact of this type of campaign and its effectiveness in changing the reality of women in actual fact, Jadoua explained that the campaign “Laki” seeks to change the reality of civil society and its culture in the matters that concern women and encourage them to claim their rights, according to Jadoua opinion of these expressions, he believes that they can “change” Women’s reality and civil society, while the changing of injustice laws against women depend on the responsible government bodies!
It’s a noteworthy that beside these objective boards there will be a distribution for educational brochures that illustrate the suffering of women and the cases of abuse that they’re going through daily, as “Madar” company will also distribute a specified gifts which expected to be washing powders that intend to wash the pain of every violence suffered by women.