International Purple Hijab Day combating Domestic Violence
Date: February 12th & 13th 2012
Supported by: DanChurchAid
On February 12 2012, one day before International Purple Hijab, Scarf & Tie Day (February 13 2012), VLW visited The Martyr’s of 17th of February High School (Formerly 11 July), in Zawia, Libya. Welcomed by purple as far as the eye could see we gave a seminar on Domestic Violence and then distributed & collected surveys an anonymous survey on Domestic Violence (both before and after the seminar).
The survey asked three questions:
1) what does domestic violence mean to you?
2) Have you been personally affected by domestic violence?
3) In your opinion, what can the Libyan Government & Libyan Civil Society do to help end domestic violence?
On February 13 2012, these surveys, along with thousands more from high schools throughout Libya were presented to Libyan Prime Minister El-Keib. Keib requested an appointment with VLW, after hearing of the cause & happily wore a purple scarf in support stating, “This is such a great cause”.
Pictures of the students of Martyr’s of 17th of February school, the Libyan Prime Minister, Libyans from all over the country & world who sent in their pictures, foreign diplomats, International supporters of the cause & numerous Libyan NGO’s which wore purple Hijabs, scarves & ties in support of International Purple Hijab, Scarf & Tie Day can be found at www.facebook.com/thevoiceoflibyanwomen.