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#PAINted campaign | Gender-based violence has many shades
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25/11), the Diotima Center presents the #PAINted campaign.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25/11), the women’s organization Diotima Center and Makeup & Digital Artist, Eleana Dimopoulou, join forces in the #PAINted campaign.

The #PAINted campaign makes use of color to “talk” about all forms of gender-based violence: verbal, physical, psychological/emotional, financial, and sexual. Forms that often leave no visible marks, yet cause multiple traumas to the people who have experienced them or are experiencing them, either in the private or public space (partner/marital and domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, trafficking, stalking, etc.).

By painting pain and trauma, we give visibility to an “invisible phenomenon”, which often escapes statistics, while it is often masked by convenient myths and social tolerance, so that it goes unreported.

Through the campaign we aim to: inform the public so that they learn to recognize all forms of gender-based violence; to raise awareness in society for the formation of a collective culture of zero tolerance towards gender-based violence and sexism, but also to strengthen a collective mentality of support for survivors of gender violence. After all, for a timely and effective response to gender-based violence, the contribution of all of us is necessary.

***If you experience gender-based violence or know of an incident, call the SOS Line 15900 to receive the necessary information.

See all campaign material here

Mini documentary

In anticipation of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, VICE filmed the PAINted campaign. Natasa Kefallinou, communications manager of the Diotima Center, and makeup artist Eleana Dimopoulou discuss the central message of the campaign, gender violence and awareness against gender discrimination.

Watch the documentary here (only available in Greek)

We sincerely thank

Participants: Natasa Kefallinou, Seraphim Hatzieliadis Evangelia Zorba, Georgia Karahaliu, Roxani Nikitoglou, Art Director: Eleana Dimopoulou, Director of Photography: Thanos Lymberopoulos, Assistant: Manolis Rizikos, Photographer: Evi Christopoulou

Media Sponsors

VICE Greece, Popaganda, AMPA, ELLE Greece, HuffPost Greece , Journalist, Ioannina Press,, TV Without Borders, 3V – Vari Voula Vouliagmeni, The Journal,, athina9.84fm

#PAINted #25Ν #stopgenderbasedviolence #domesticviolence #diotima #greece


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