Wednesday, 1 April 2015


By Ana Isabel

Then we can find 4 links to 4 videos that are a social experiment, to know what the reaction of people to gender violence.

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

Video 4:

The first two are on violence of a man towards a woman in a public place to analyze how people respond to GBV.

In the first video, we see that there is even a person not acting in a case of domestic violence, it simply goes when you ask if it was not his duty to say something, thinks not. Where lies the basis of commitment to doing something being a case like this ... in education, values ​​...?

In the second video we see that 20 people 4 act in a case of violence, what is due? Fear, ignorance...? As discussed in the first video was not sure I was going to get a gun, if I think honestly if I see a case in which a man is mistreating a woman, you may not be able to get me, but ... may be other options. It is important to know how to deal with a case of violence, violation of rights of a person.

The remaining two are an experiment in which he is first a man who mistreats a woman, then a woman who mistreats a man. As we can see if there is a striking difference in how people react to each type of violence by gender.

The first thought that came to my mind, what message are we sending? If we fail to act in a case of violence against a man, and even can be seen very sadly we see people laughing, how that person will report it, how will you make it visible? According to the video 40% of men suffer domestic violence, to my shocked me figure.

Can we really find that there is a visible difference in these cases when a woman or a man. But if you look a woman when the abuser talk about him, but when a man acts does so with violence. Will there be a difference in the way you act against violence towards people in terms of gender?

We see the videos that the reaction to the violence with violence, is the solution? Do we really have the skills, tools and resources to learn how to deal with a case of violence?

In this case the primary prevention is key, ie, information and training. It is better to prevent it from occurring, do not act when it has already occurred. The base and the starting point is education in schools. Another pillar is to empower people from the self-respect. Among many others. Plenty to do, but you have to make visible what is already done and it worked, what you are doing. We all can contribute our bit.

In roping with this issue. It is a matter of fashion? That is, for example, research found a song Beyoncé: The theme was played Flawless, which includes fragments of discourse "We Should all be feminist" (We should all be feminists), Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Not to be critical of this singer in specific, only as a reference example. But I doubt arises ... it really is a single event or really can see that in their songs, act ... it really is. I leave it as a reflection, we think, the impact on the cause of people who are "famous".

Another example, which had a great impact was Emma's speech with speech ONUMujeres on the urgency of political equality and gender equity, after launching the project #HeforShe ( ? v = D95owlV43gQ

Rescuing two aspects of this discourse, as we see people want to help but do not know how, if this is really a globalized fact many people think there who want to contribute their bit and do not know how, therefore, as discussed it is necessary to do something, find a solution but you really have an impact, to reach the people, for it is necessary to adapt to each situation, make plans tailored and customized to each group, actually ... that are really effective.

The other is: consider a very good idea what it proposes Enma, make your commitment, do the public. But ... I comes to mind ... if everyone acts without more, without monitor, that person who has good intentions if you have a base knowledge about ... what will be the result? I'm not taking credit for the initiative, or the work you do, because thanks to every action that takes place makes a difference and contribute to the cause. Just invite reflection.

Based on these two examples .. What impact does a public figure in gender-related issues? Is there really a fashion is then applied in your reality? Do we do something about it just because a celebrity is involved in a cause? Is it positive or not for cause?

Lots to think and reflect, I'm not criticizing, I just want the person reading this article not only stay with my words, but especially the videos make us think, see further. Hopefully remove something within us / as to motivate and drive to act, to contribute a bit to this world, especially gender violence that claims many lives.

Not only is a commitment of individuals, but of states, organizations ... to promote primary prevention, providing people of all information and training needed, especially knowing how to deal with a case of domestic violence , we can do as individuals we live with other people and are part of a society. Furthermore, empowering people based on self-respect, it is one of the many keys, to prevent gender violence.

Finally I leave you this video of Benetton campaign on gender violence

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