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16 days of activism 2016
On the 4th of December 2016, JWf team and volunteers went to Jbeil, where the Christmas decoration is present and a large number of people available. They were disguised as beaten women holding facts about violence against women, which shocked the people passing and being disguised like this triggering them to stop and take a moment in order to read the facts and know more about JWF. Some women were with their husbands and weren’t able to approach or take the info graph so they were taking picture of the team standing focusing on the hotline available under one of the facts.
Facts used during the campaign:
·       One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence not only in Lebanon, mostly by an intimate partner.
·       In 2012, 1 in 2 women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family.
·         32 Countries exempt rape perpetrators from prosecution when they marry the victim; Lebanon is one of these countries. (Mentioning that the campaign was done before theadministration and justice committee agreed to repeal article 522 of the penal code and that on December 7, 2016)
·       You are not the only one abused, for any legal consultation call Justice without Frontiers 70800820

 Others wanted to volunteer with us and support JWF’s goal in any way possible. The goal was to show the people that being beaten is not a thing to laugh about or consider it as a Halloween costume because in reality women are being beaten and it’s not something to laugh about. Shocking them with the facts helped shod the light on this issue and raising awareness about it.