According to the latest UN report, 80.000 women are intentionally killed every year.
Out of them, 50% are killed by someone close to them and 35% are killed by their current or former partner. To put these numbers into perspective, that’s 137 women killed worldwide every day. A growth of 11% in just 6 years.
And yet no one really cares.
In Israel, 40% of women aged 16-48 report having been a victim of domestic abuse. In fact, 2 women were killed in Israel over the last 24 hours and over 20 women have been murdered since the onset of 2018. Yet in spite of this the government still torpedoed just last week a proposal to establish a parliamentary committee of inquiry into the murder of women.
So to mark the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” and raise public awareness and sensitivity to the issue, together with the “No2 Violence Against Women” organization we initiated a social media campaign.
Using Facebook’s Live Photo feature and some of the country’s most vocal women as influencers, we created posts in which these women asked people to lend them a hand. What ensued was a surprising mobile experience as the act of pressing and holding their hand activates a video that has them calling out for the surfer to stop as he is hurting them. Our surfers who unwittingly took part in a virtual act of brutality were then faced with our message:
“1 in 4 women in Israel suffers domestic abuse & violence,
so please don’t lend violence a hand and report all abuse”.
Client: No2 Violence Against Women – NPO
CEO: Ben Muskal
CCO: Idan Regev
COO Publicis: Dorit Gvili
Creative: Itamar Paradny
Agency Producer: Maya Palmon
Account Supervisor: Shirley Konka
Media Strategy: Ronit Shekel
Editor: Alon Shmoelof
Publicis Media: Eliran Or and Ava Cohen
Marcom: Eva Hasson