"Fantasy or Reality’’ Campaign within the Framework of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign to Combat Violence against Women

Press Release

25 Nov 2017

Within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which is an international campaign that starts on the 25th of November each year, international day for the elimination of violence against women, until the 10th of December, international human rights day, Nazra for Feminist Studies launches its campaign for this year ‘’Fantasy or Reality’’.

“Fantasy or Reality” focuses on the legislation, services and different protection mechanisms, which survivors of violence are supposed to benefit from, from a feminist perspective and according to their needs and international standards.This comes specifically in the context of Nazra’s commitment to following-up and monitoring the National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women, launched by the National Council for Women in 2015, and comparing its promises to what has been achieved on the ground until now.

‘’Fantasy or Reality’’ gives a feminist perspective on how different state institutions deal with survivors of violence on different levels, such as issuing a unified law to combat violence against women, guaranteeing survivors’ privacy and understanding their psychological state, providing means of safety and comfort during investigations, and creating an efficient referral system that allows survivors to recover from the crimes of violence they have experienced.

This year’s campaign will include publishing visual designs and papers on violence against women in Egypt, and the services they receive from different institutions, as well as re-publishing feminist groups’ recommendations regarding monitoring the National Strategy in an inclusive manner.