There is No Honour in Violence Young South Asian Women Launch Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project Comic Book

izaat As part of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, six young South Asian women are unveiling their comic book, Heartbeats: The Izzat Project tomorrow in Toronto. The book shares their stories and challenges how “izzat” or “honour” has been used to rationalize violence against them.

A project of the Pomegranate Tree Group, and launched in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario Youth Council, the comic book is a love letter to the young women’s communities and “a bold declaration that their bodies belong to them, not to patriarchs, the media or governments.”

For more information on the event and the book click here.

 

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