25 Nov 2015
#Wa7ed_Mitr_Morabba3 (One Meter Squared) is the campaign that Nazra for Feminist Studies launches this year in cooperation with Shakmagia Comic Book for its participation in the international 16 Days of Activism Campaign to Combat Violence against Women and Gender-Based Violence, which starts on 25 November 2015, which is the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December 2015, which is the International Human Rights Day. The campaign is also conducted in cooperation with the Unit to Combat Sexual Harassment and Violence against Women at Cairo University, Harassmap, and New Basma for Development, in regards to the seminars that will be conducted at Cairo University during the duration of the concerned campaign.
The campaign also includes other activities including publishing of the campaign video and comic strips that highlight issues of the right to privacy, personal space and bodily integrity.
Nazra for Feminist Studies invites you to follow our Facebook Page, Twitter account and Youtube channel to follow the campaign and its activities.
The square symbolizes the space of thinking that is stereotypical, with its limited boundaries, that may allow us to accept or ignore or even justify many forms of violence, specifically that which is practiced against women in society. That square that we aspire to breaking it, and call for its breakdown, and allow ourselves to think outside of it to see new facets for the truth.
At the same time, that square symbolizes the material space, in addition to the psychological one that we surround ourselves with, which includes all matters related to us and our identity; such as the body, property, thoughts, feelings and secrets. That square that we aspire to respect its boundaries and protect the privacy of this personal space and the freedom to choose who has the right to break through it.
#Wa7ed_Mitr_Morabba3 is that square and its opposite, it is the invitation to breakthrough and break down the square of thought while respecting and preserving the privacy of personal space for all members of society.
#Wa7ed_Mitr_Morabba3 is the name of the campaign that Nazra for Feminist Studies is launching for the year 2015 as part of the International 16 Days of Activism Campaign to Combat Violence against Women and Gender-Based Violence, which begins each year on 25 November 2015 (International Day to Combat Violence against Women) and ends on 10 December 2015 (International Human Rights Day). The campaign this year tackles a group of important and fundamental rights that all women are entitled to, including the right to privacy, bodily integrity and personal space.