#METOO IN CULTURE
Collecting and public reading of testimonies
The event can be attended via livestream on the festival website.
The non-governmental organisation 8th March Institute has observed that few testimonies have come from the culture sector. It is time for us to finally speak up.
You are kindly invited to share your experience. It can be provided anonymously or with your full name and surname. You can contribute your story via the www.jaztudi.si website or write it down and place it in a box which is to be provided at the venues of the City of Women festival between 22 September and 12 October 2020.
The #metoo campaign gives voice to women students, pensioners, workers, precarious workers, scientists; to people who are active in diverse life circles, who occupy diverse social positions and are not exclusively female. These testimonies reveal where and in what ways sexual harassment and violence appear in Slovenia, as well as how they are experienced by the victims.
The testimonies received so far indicate that sexual violence and harrassment are strongly present in our society, although they are often invisible. In addition, the immediate surroundings and legal definition of the criminal offence of rape often deprive the victims of their personal dignity and autonomy.