A very important consideration about social change is that it must come from within the society. That’s why this social media campaign from Saudi Arabia is so powerful.
According to Aljazeera, this is a grassroots movement organized by a group of young Saudis, sponsored by Jeddah-based music management agency Libra Productions. They are Tweeting photos of themselves holding signs, in Arabic, sharing their thoughts about violence against women. The hashtag, #اضربها (#HitHer) ties it all together.
This movement comes on the heels of a mainstream campaign by The King Khalid Foundation against domestic violence in Saudi Arabia. Is it too soon to hope that these are real signs of change in “a social system that accepts the right of the male to govern unconditionally”?
See more #اضربها Tweets here.
حقي كرامتي دعوة للتضامن مع حقوق المرأة السعودية (Facebook group)
Translations by Aljazeera