Association for Struggle Against Sexual Violence has been working on invisible, ignored forms of violence in society since its foundation. The fundamental element of our field of struggle is this invisibility regarding sexual violence, which is, in fact, restricted to private space, cannot be spoken easily and even if it is spoken, language used blames the person exposed to this violence. We see the reflections of this attitude in the streets, educational institutions, households and workplaces; in brief, in everywhere. And we encounter improper news language, mostly in the mainstream media. The language used in news banalises sexual violence, makes it invisible, marginalise the perpetrator and treat the survivors as mistaken or stigmatize them.
With this project, we intend to put the transformative influence of communication and solidarity in the struggle against sexual violence by stating that sexual violence is only prevented through awareness, education and implication of protective/preventive approach. The project covers seminars discussing dating violence and introducing the concept of safer relationship, ‘rights based journalism about sexual violence’ trainings oriented to the university students studying media and communication as well as media workers and also online tools and printed materials.
Project Coordinator: Özge Karlık
Trainers: Şehlem Kaçar, Merve Karabulut
Content Development (Online and Printed): Nurgül Öztürk, Merve Karabulut, Hilal Esmer, Şehlem Kaçar
Graphic Design: Büşra Erinkurt
Web Application and Video Editor: Özge Özgüner
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