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GSI and FAIR support "Your story counts”

Campaign against violence against women

16.11.2020

On the campus of GSI and FAIR, one of the symbolic desks of the campaign "Your story counts" is located. They are supposed to raise attention in the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg for the topic of violence against women. The campaign which was initiated on the occasion of Women's Day 2020 is supported by Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., the women's home Notwaende and "Mäander - individuelle Jugendhilfe".

These days, symbolic desks can be seen at various locations in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district as part of the campaign "Your story counts - Letters against violence against women". They encourage people who experienced violence against women and girls to write down their story. On the campus of GSI and FAIR a desk with a mailbox is located until 18 December 2020. "We want to create awareness that violence against women happens everywhere and at all times and that behind every experience of violence there is an individual story and thus also a fate. The desk should attract attention and sharpen the view for everyday aggression and violence," says the equal opportunities committee of GSI and FAIR.

The campaign is supported by Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., the women's home Notwaende and "Mäander - individuelle Jugendhilfe". The project was inspired by the action "Cartas de Mujeres" from Quito in Ecuador, where many thousands of women addressed politics with letters and messages. The letters received at the desks in Darmstadt-Dieburg are treated in strict confidence and are only read and evaluated by employees of the project cooperation. For Women's Day 2021, the results are to be brought to public space through art initiatives. Ideas and demands to politicians are to be passed on to the local political committees. The goal is to reach as many people as possible with the campaign "Your story counts" and to initiate changes. (LW)

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The symbolic desk of "Your story counts".
Photo: D. Lang/GSI/FAIR

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