The Issue: Women facing abuse are often not aware of the various resources available to them, be they judicial, medical or community-based. Knowledge and awareness of all remedies available to a survivor is essential to working toward a life that is free of violence.
The Effort: The Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) --the National Association of Women Judges of Argentina--produced a short animated film to inform women in Argentina of their rights and the various resources available to them. A cartoonist draws as a narrator explains clearly the efforts being made in the legal, judicial, medical, labor and domestic realms to end and respond to violence.
The Audience: The campaign targets women in Argentina that may have already encountered violence or who may encounter violence in the future, as well as the families of survivors of violence.
The Result: This video has been viewed almost 7,000 times on Youtube and has been shared on AMJA’s websites and through the networks of their partners. Organizations have requested to use this video campaign in their workshops, and AMJA monitors and evaluates all feedback.
The Bottom Line: This short video provides an accessible, clear look at the variety of levels at which we should all be fighting for women’s rights (health, justice, employment, etc). The animation allows viewers to understand broad concepts in a clear way.
The Next Level: It is important to engage all members of a community in violence prevention and women’s rights work. Men Can Stop Rape works hard in the United States to engage men and boys in gender-based violence prevention and Promundo engages men and boys in partnership with women and girls to promote gender equality globally. Both organizations have developed accessible tools.