Domestic Violence flyer

(38 Posts)
UniProject Sun 03-Jan-16 09:56:04

Hello,

Me and my friends are working on a uni project and i was wondering if its possible to get some feedback on our flyer from you guys.

thnx smile

Flyer: pasteboard.co/vX1jRWz.jpg

pinkyredrose Sun 03-Jan-16 14:33:50

That's great! Very powerful, simple and to the point.

It's powerful. Black and white, and hand print for 'e' are effective. Intro text might be too long, for impact, depending on where and when it will appear.

There is no call to action though. How do they speak? To whom? What will happen when they do, etc.

DraenorQueen Sun 03-Jan-16 21:03:14

I like it!

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 03-Jan-16 23:05:09

More than 7 words on a poster is a no no supposedly. That is a very long sentence, especially with a comma.

Looks great!

RoseDeGambrinus Sun 03-Jan-16 23:11:29

Like the imagery! I'd expect to see contact details / a website or something at the bottom. The para at the top might be more readable in a less 'stretched' font and perhaps splitting up so each sentence is in its own paragraph?

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 04-Jan-16 00:41:33

It's got too many words. The phrase "Not to mention " is a clumsy way of starting a sentence and doesn't add anything other than 3 unnecessary words.

1000s of women in Kuwait face domestic violence everyday. It affects them physically and emotionally and causes lifelong trauma to children [who witness it]

That's shorter but still not snappy enough.

It also needs something postive after the image - either something generic like "We can end this" or helpful contact details.

caroldecker Mon 04-Jan-16 01:00:44

Love the bottom half, hate the words - where will it be located? If in Kuwait, do not need the country, if not, why focus on Kuwait when it is a worldwide problem.

take Lass's wording, but delete Kuwait and add a website at the end.

AliveAlone Mon 04-Jan-16 09:07:44

It's eye-catching and I like the hand print but:
What is the purpose of this poster?
Who is the intended audience?
Where will it be displayed?

JessicasRabbit Mon 04-Jan-16 23:20:10

Really like the imagery - very eye catching.

If the idea is to draw attention to the sheer volume of people suffering, could you just use the first sentence and omit the second one altogether?

Thousands of women in Kuwait suffer domestic violence daily.

It's time to speak.

Unless the message is that domestic violence damages children, in which case you could condense the second sentence and omit the first.

Domestic violence in Kuwait damages thousands of children.

It's time to speak.

Or, if you need to get both in as part of a campaign could you use different flyers with the same imagery and slogan but with different sentences at the top? Presumably as its flyers rather than a poster then details such as a website will be on the reverse.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 05-Jan-16 07:32:34

Is it a poster for use in Kuwait? The sentence is too long and badly worded but the imagery is great.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Tue 05-Jan-16 07:34:28

Time to speak out, maybe?

And yes, perhaps the initial info is too long-winded.

Good imagery though.

Shallishanti Tue 05-Jan-16 21:59:07

who is it aimed at?
do most Kuwaitis speak/read English?
I like the 'speak' line but agree it's too many words
and I feel that children don't witness domestic violence they experience it

cinderfknella Tue 05-Jan-16 22:39:15

What about the men suffering from domestic violence or do they not count?

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 05-Jan-16 22:48:19

What? hmm

DraenorQueen Tue 05-Jan-16 23:08:52

Dear God there's always one, isn't there.
While I have deepest sympathies with the men of Kuwait who suffer from domestic violence, I rather think you've missed the point, cinderfknella

cinderfknella Wed 06-Jan-16 11:52:02

Sorry for offending you by suggesting that men might just be the victims of domestic violence too, but it does happen, even if you would like to ignore it!

ThumbWitchesAbroad Wed 06-Jan-16 12:12:02

NO ONE wants to ignore it, it's just not appropriate to mention it in THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE as the poster is about WOMEN who suffer from DV in a particularly male-dominated culture.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 06-Jan-16 14:43:25

Gender equality in Kuwait. www.unicef.org/gender/files/Kuwait-Gender-Eqaulity-Profile-2011.pdf Possibly deal with all of that before shouting, "about about the menz?".

cuminthebum420 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:02:12

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Taylor22 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:59:49

The imagery is really good. But the text is far to long. I lost Interest half way through. You need to make it a lot shorter.

sashh Sat 09-Jan-16 10:41:45

Sorry for offending you by suggesting that men might just be the victims of domestic violence too, but it does happen, even if you would like to ignore it!

Are you an expert on Kuwait?

Some parents are victims of their child's domestic violence, some people are beaten at work or are trafficked.

Yes some men are victims, some men also get breast cancer, however the experiences of men in both those situations is different to a woman's.

How come every single discussion about things that affect women 90% of the time have to answer, "what about the menz?" unless it is something that affects 90% of women that is perpetrated by men when the comment, "Not all menz" comes up.

When you talk about a football match do you stop and say, "what about women, they play football too?"?

Thought not, because if you are discussing a male football team that is the subject of discussion.

And assuming you are not an expert on either Kuwait or domestic violence charities in the UK that support victims generally support them in different ways. Women tend to have to go to a refuge, where men tend to be 'allowed' to work by their partner (straight or gay) even if the partner controls the finances.

Men tend to want/need support to stay in their job and the area they live/work. They tend not to be fleeing with children, they tend not to be physically the weaker in a relationship, they tend not to be in fear of their lives, they tend not to have families who will consider it a 'dishonor' not to stay in the relationship.

If they are living in a Muslim country a man can easily divorce his wife or take another one or a temporary wife. He will probably be older than his wife, his wife might be 12 and him 40+, both his and her family will blame her for anything that does not go 'right' from not getting pregnant quick enough, to not giving birth to a boy, to having a terrible birth that leaves her doubly incontinent so that her husband doesn't want her and his family see her as a burden.

If she is beaten it will be her who is at fault for 'making her husband beat her' - in fact it's quite lawful in many places and even expected that a man beat his child bride.

But lets not forget the men.

cinderfknella Sat 09-Jan-16 19:28:56

Wow you have some serious issues there sashh! Calm down please!

PalmerViolet Sat 09-Jan-16 19:39:48

Go on, tell her to smile as well....

Shallishanti Sat 09-Jan-16 20:52:35

yeah, bloody women, coming round here, whining and moaning about the way things actually are in the world

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