We outreach them, trying to go to their places … but what we are doing to change their mindset, we do interactive workshops, of course we are not telling them that they are harassers and we are here to change that, no … we have many workshops like “Value between body and mind” and we talk about the grassroot issues in each individual life that could help create this kind of humans, in 2 or 3 hours we talk about dreams, goals, value, slavery, and what controls your actions, we let them see the other side of the picture that we are looking at.
we do some workshops in the street with some interactive activities that could really change the way they think
about kinds of awareness, its relative between some community and another one
but to start thinking about awareness campaigns or projects you need to understand the history of the problem and the awareness should be based on solving this grassroot issues with a plan and strategy.
on sexual harassment, you need to work with the community (Bystanders, Harassers)
these are the two aspects in my openion that we need to focus on, one is witnessing the crime and not doing anything about it, and the other is the source of the crime he is the main actor that we need to change.
on how to let people see what their actions led to, thats a really important point that you need whenever you talk to someone about this issue, is not just harmful for “the other” subjected to harassment , its also harmful to you and to the society and to the nation overall
people need to see that and how it affects their daily lives, how it costs our economy -with numbers-, and how if we stood together to end this, our lives would change.
we used this technique last Eid in Egypt we were trying to recruit bystanders to be our volunteers for the next event., we were not just asking them to stand up against sexual harassment, we were convincing them to be our fieldwork volunteers on ground and to intervene in any sexual harassment incident will happen in front of them. , and it worked and was very successful
so its all about how you approach the problem and how you will try to solve it.
sorry guys i’m new to the website, been invited by UNDP and Hazem to share thoughts and ideas about sexual harassment as it came to the conversations
hopefully will meet you soon in Georgia :)