Within the framework of the government assignment to perform training initiatives directed at the social services and closely related activities, the Swedish Gender Equality Agency has created five short films. Read more about the assignment here (opens in a new window).
The films are based on the stories and needs that are expressed in different #metoo appeals from some of the vulnerable groups encountered by the social services. The needs are linked to sexual harassment, abuse and violence against older women, women with disabilities, abused women, women who are deaf or hard of hearing and women who have experience of prostitution and human trafficking.
The films can be used in contexts that address questions of men’s violence towards women, violence in close relationships, sexual vulnerability and double vulnerability. They can function as an eye opener or as an introduction to a discussion about what the professionals who meet these groups can do differently. Click the sections below or to your left to watch the films and read more about the different hashtags.
It is critical to show the extent of sexual harassment and that men’s violence towards women has a long history.
Those that signed up to the movement wish to illustrate and counter the myths of those who’s exploited within prostitution.
The group highlights that the support they are entitled to is often conditional, which means an increased risk of sexual harassment and violence.
The group wants to break the culture of silence in the deaf community and in society at large.
The right to support and protection from sexual harassment, assault and violence must apply to everyone, regardless of their situation in life.