What are the main topics addressed in the series and that you work on within these communities?
The roles of women in the public sphere, sexual violence, street harassment… as well as domestic violence and rape. Covering these serious subjects in an animated series gives people the freedom to speak. We also address women’s economic roles, their place in the workforce and as entrepreneurs. And obviously the question of rights: women must have the same property rights as men, the same freedom of movement, the right to make decisions about their own bodies…
Overall, in the Arab world and in other places, we have to change the image of women in society and counter the conservative discourses that take up more space than anything else in the public sphere. You have to tell women that they can do it, that they have to go for it, and that there is room for them to grow and be fulfilled. And we have to get men involved in the cause by educating them about their own power to take action against toxic masculinity!
Par Camille C.
Reporter pour la Fondation CHANEL
* Mena : Middle East and North Africa