An art project has been launched to draw attention to violence against women in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan.
Visual artist Tara Abdullah launched the project, called “mêyîne”, which tells the stories of women subjected to violence. The project has been in development for more than three months, and 99,678 women who have been subjected to violence were interviewed. Each woman presented a piece of their clothing for the project.
In order to draw attention to the extent of violence against women, Tara Abdullah prepared a 4,800-metre-long artwork by combining the fabrics she received from women’s clothes.
The artwork was displayed in the most well-known streets of the city, from Nalî Park to the Sulaymaniyah Court.