When I was a child, I remember one occasion where I was at the pool playing with some other children who were much better swimmers than I was. I started out playing in the shallow end where I could stand and slowly ventured further and further away from the safety of the pool walls. I kept going until I suddenly realised that I was too far out and I was being overwhelmed by the water. This story and my journey with my mental health have many similarities.Throughout my life, what I considered to be my “normal” was really just me in the shallow end of my conditions until I suddenly realised that I was being overwhelmed by the weight of the water. Until a few months ago, I had never considered myself as a person who suffered...
We would like to thank AWID Young Feminist Wire for selecting WOMANTRA as thier 1st feature on young feminist activism & domestic violence:
The AWID Young Feminist Wire will highlight how young feminists from around the world are raising awareness about and building creative projects that tackle issues of gender-based violence in the month of November .
Womantra's contribution gives details about the ‘Silent Silhouettes’ project, launched to commemorate the lives of women who have died as a result of domestic abuse.
"In 2008, the first incarnation of the ‘Silent Silhouettes’ project was launched by Stephanie Leitch and Michelle Isava to commemorate the lives of women who died as a result of domestic violence....
WOMANTRA's team was featured among 7 others from around the globe who participated in a solidarity action against street harassment.
Click here to see images of all the countries that participated in the week pasting #STWTS action.
"It is our hope that clear messaging about street harassment will encourage women and men to engage with how they engage each other and give space for 'everyday' & normalized oppression to be deconstructed head on, without apology and not shying away from the deep misogyny that underpins male entitlement to women's bodies, attention & space.