#VIOLETSAGAINSTVIOLENCE / #WNEBVioletsAgainstViolence DRAFT 12-11-21 VIOLETTE CONTRO LA VIOLENZA (IT)
«One in three women in the EU has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15.» EU Fundamental Rights Agency (2014)
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, the Women’s New European Bauhaus (WNEB) and the UNESCO Chair on Gender in STI at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid want to raise awareness about stopping violence against women.
What? Where? When?
We have crocheted purple lace flowers to «yarn bomb» two trees in the public space in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, leaving the decorations for one month as part of the project. Thus, we are taking typical “women’s” crafts out of the private sphere to reappropriate the public space and say #StopViolenceAgainstWomen.
We have also crocheted 700 small #VioletsAgainstViolence to wear on clothes and personal belongings as a symbol of commitment to stop violence against women. These violets will be given to MEPs, EU Officials and anyone who wants to show their commitment to #StopViolenceAgainstWomen on November 25 and ahead.
Who is behind the project?
The Women’s New European Bauhaus WNEB is made up of a group of women from research and academia, associations, grassroots organisations, who share the concept of the New European Bauhaus of developing actions for the future of cities and communities. Our aim is to imagine new structures and new urban settings which are suited to lifestyles that promote health, well-being, beauty and equity — all while maintaining a close relationship with nature and the environment. This approach is fully in line with the Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Artists, activists and citizens Anne le Maignan, Barbara Grote and Victoria Pérez are in charge of the «Violets Against Violence» project with support from Annette Fitton (@nininandwink), Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, Lise Dufait, Modi Ntambwe (Women for Peace in the World), Pablo Pérez, Paul le Maignan Hinstin, Pauline Brami, Omar Alam and Teresa Boccia
Two examples of past projects related to women’s crafts in public space
Gender tipi with Ute Lennartz Lembeck in front of the European Parliament, Yarn Bombed tree with a rainbow, Festival Expressions Urbaines, Ixelles, Brussels
How to be involved? Would you like to wear a violet?
Pictures with crochet charts and examples
Don’t know how to crochet? If you are in Brussels, send an email to Anne who will give you an address in which to find the material.
Contact : Anne le Maignan firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent link https://www.gendersteunescochair.com/?p=7528
Tags: #violetsagainstviolence #stopviolenceagainstwomen #violettecontralaviolenza #WNEBVioletsAgainstViolence
Facts sheets about Violence against Women: