Canımız Kampüste breaks the silence on harassment and gender-based violence. Powered by local university students and armed with digital media, Istanbul ‘is alive on campus.’
The 2011 Global Gender Gap Report ranks Turkey 122nd of 135 countries for systematically disenfranchising women. In the face of daily harassment, Turkish leaders advise women to stay home to prevent ill-treatment. Yet, 42% of women experience physical and sexual violence by a husband or relatives at some point. Combating a culture valuing female servitude and introversion, Canımız Kampüste targets students as an important first step in a larger movement for openness and progress. This university program uses real-world and digital tools to address publically excluded women’s issues: harassment, body image, and economic empowerment.