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Any Woman, Anywhere

Zero Tolerance, Amina: The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, The Church of Scotland, and Summerhall have created Any Woman, Anywhere to raise awareness of the prevalence of violence against women, the different forms this violence takes, and the extent to which it can affect all kinds of women.

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about women’s inequality. Many people may, therefore, think that 'we already have equality'. This stands in contrast to the reality of significant inequalities that cause violence against women. This violence affects many women's lives every day and any woman anywhere can be affected.

More than 1 in 3 women experience violence in their lifetime regardless of their backgrounds, social status, sexuality, faith, ethnicity or ability. Both women and men are more likely to experience violence at the hands of men and all of this violence is unacceptable.

This violence isn’t always physical, and it can take many different forms: psychological, sexual, spiritual, emotional or verbal. It can be: sexual harassment at work, controlling behaviour in a relationship, stalking, online abuse and street harassment. These forms of violence might not cause physical suffering but still cause huge harm to survivors.

Check our projection mapping animation

In celebration of International Women's Day, each evening from Friday 8 March to Sunday 10 March 2019 we projected a large-scale animation on to a building in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh. The content of our projection mapping gives voices to women’s experience of violence – the messages in it were created in partnership with members of the women’s sector, survivors, and key focus groups run by Amina: The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre and The Church of Scotland.

Check our campaign video

Our events and street campaign were made possible and brilliantly vibrant by our amazing team of volunteers. The projection mapping animation was created by Robert Motyka at Wee Dog Media using illustrations made by artists Aga Miętkiewicz and Lababa Naqvi. It was projected using equipment from the Projector Club.

The project was funded by the Scottish Government.

Camera, Edit: Piotr Motyka

Edit, Projections: Robert Motyka

Drawings: Aga Miętkiewicz, Lababa Naqvi

 

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