Human Rights Watch recently released the third project we created for them called IT’S A MEN’S CLUB – an online animated awareness campaign, part of HRW’s report “Discrimination Against Women in Iran’s Job Market”. Laws and policies that discriminate against women interfere with Iranian women’s right to work: their inability to travel, prohibitions on entering certain jobs, and an absence of basic legal protections.
Last year, we created I WAS SOLD on the rights of migrant domestic workers in Oman and TOGETHER TO END MALE GUARDIANSHIP on women’s rights violations in Saudi Arabia in regards to the local male guardianship law. One of the three clips from this campaign was the ‘most viewed HRW online video of 2016’, over 10 million people saw the campaign online with some incredible media coverage from the New York Times, the Independent, Euronews and more. We are exceptionally pleased with the fact that the grassroots movement #togethertoendmaleguardianship has picked up and according to CNN and BBC over 14,000 Saudi women have signed a petition asking for the government policy to be changed.
ANIMADOCS is proud to collaborate with HRW and excited to be part of the much needed waves of change that the organization is creating across the world.