Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, AMAL Foundation’s 16-day activism campaign, 'Break the Silence’ on social media, aims to prevent violence against women. The campaign started on November 25. Women, especially from the working class, were asked to share their stories of struggle, and the organisation will try supporting them with possible aids.
Numerous women shared their stories of abuse with the organisation. Their stories were later published on AMAL's official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. “Through this campaign, we have announced our solidarity to eliminate and protest violence against women and children around the world. We believe, if we break the silence together, then we can raise our voices against violence,” shares Esrat Karin Eve, Founder and Director of AMAL Foundation.
AMAL Foundation has been working with women since 2016. Their skill centres, located in remote areas of Sariakandi Upazila of Bogra district and Leda refugee Camp in Teknaf, were established to help empower women. Their online platform ‘Azowa’ also is a web-based shopping portal where underprivileged women can sell their handicrafts to become self-dependant.
The ‘Break the Silence’ campaign ended on December 10.