A one-day public art event used a live graffiti performance to blazon a call for women’s rights. “Together for Women’s Access to Justice“, which took place on November 2 in Bourj Hammoud, featured the creation of a mural lionizing women’s legal empowerment for the residents of Nabaa. Attendees were invited to participate by drawing and writing “their visions, their beliefs, and their own perceptions of women’s rights.”
Organized by “Justice Without Frontiers” and “I Leaf Art“, an arts community that turns neglected public spaces into magical, colorful ones, the art day forms part of a campaign advocating for greater legal coverage for women. Co-sponsored by Oxfam and funded by Sida, the initiative provides free legal advice and counseling to both women victims of violence and those enmeshed in legal conflicts. It also aims to increase legal literacy among women while building partnerships with local community leaders, religious and political parties, and NGOs so that within this framework, new strategies to guarantee women’s achievement of justice can be realized.
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