Posters, developed and used within the framework of "Let’s Stop Women Killings" project have received the Crystal Apple Award under the "Media-Civil Society Organizations" category in international "Crystal Apple Festival".
Crystal Apple Festival is a meeting point for creative disciplines including advertising, marketing, media, cinema and visual design. The Festival has been initiated by the Turkish Association of Advertising Agencies since 1989. It is the most important organization representing Turkey’s advertising and creative industry.
Award-winning posters with slogans "Stop Male Sentence Reduction in Femicide Cases for Good Conduct!" and "Stop Male Sentence Reduction in Femicide Cases Unjust Provocation!" were produced and disseminated within the media campaign phase of the project. (Both posters can be seen in following pages)
The "Let’s Stop Women Killings" project was funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) with an EU contribution of 150,000 EUR. The project was implemented by Filmmor Women’s Cooperative (Filmmor) between 1 May 2014 and 30 May 2016.
The project aimed to prevent women killings in Turkey and to ensure the security of women’s life and their fundamental human rights.
Within the context of the project, the action research and data evaluation on women killings for a 5 years period (2009-2013) were carried out by the beneficiary. Statistical evaluation was gathered according to region, city, relative positions between victim and murderer, marital status, justification of murder and age distribution of murderers and victims. 36 Women Rights NGOs were interviewed and meetings were organized with 20 attorneys, 5 police officers, 18 relatives of killed women, 15 media correspondents, several forensic science specialists and 8 village headmen.
As a part of the project, the comprehensive media campaign against femicide called "Femicide is Preventable!" was carried out. The campaign consisted of 3 consecutive phases;
-Posters, flyers and banners were produced and disseminated with slogans "Stop Male Sentence Reduction in Femicide Cases for Good Conduct!" and "Stop Male Sentence Reduction in Femicide Cases Unjust Provocation!"
-Printed materials along with TV and radio spots were developed, disseminated and broadcasted with the slogan "Femicide is Preventable If Everyone Joins the Struggle!"
-The last phase of the campaign was carried out during the "International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels" with the slogan "Women’s Solidarity Keeps Alive" in 7 cities of Turkey (Adana, Mardin, İzmir, Muğla, Hatay, Van, İstanbul).
One of the outcomes of the project was a book called "Femicide is Preventable". It was published in 1000 copies both in English and Turkish. The book of "Femicide is Preventable" consists of "Femicide Action Research", "Guide to Reporting on Femicide" and "Femicide Urgent Action Plan". The book was distributed to target groups of the action such as women’s organizations, NGOs, media, universities, local authorities and governmental institutions.
Award-winning works/posters can be reachable through Crystal Apple Festival website at http://ift.tt/2ekOQ7a (only in Turkish)
The Filmmor Women’s Cooperative was established in 2001. The Filmmor aims to increase the involvement of women in cinema and media, to enhance their communication and production areas, opportunities and empower for them to express themselves in these fields, to spread women’s non-sexist representations and experiences.
Information about the Filmmor Women’s Cooperative can be reachable at http://ift.tt/2eIv1ZP