November 25, 2014 12:00 AM | by The Fustany Team
United We Stand to End Violence Against Women: No Silence, No Violence
Today, the 25th of November, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We’ve decided to take this as a chance to shed the light on this cause, as you’d be surprised by the alarming cases we don't necessarily hear about. Did you know that an average of 1 in 3 women across the world is beaten by her loved one or even a family member during her lifetime? Have you ever put yourself in her shoes? Have you ever been in her shoes?
We won’t talk in cliches and tell you never be ashamed of this if you’ve experienced violence. We will tell you to find strength and power to fight against what happens behind closed doors. You are your own aid and waiting for help might not change anything unless you take action yourself.
Violence against women is just more common than you think it is, and it isn’t always visible. It could happen to anyone; all races, all religions, all social standards and educational levels.
No, it’s not your fault! You are a strong beautiful woman who happened to be involved with a troubled abusive man. Because love is not abuse, we wanted to portray the unspoken stories of different types of women.
Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.
Concept and production: Fustany team
Photography: Moustapha Berjaoui
Makeup Artist: Mai Ayman
Model: Asmae Samir