Rozana Isa, Executive Director, Sisters in Islam
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The #ChallengeAccepted trend went viral on social media over the last few weeks, encouraging women to post black-and-white selfies supporting female empowerment. While some have dismissed it as slacktivism, others defended the well-meaning challenge. We discuss the origins of this online challenge, focusing on why Turkish women are using it to bring awareness to the issue of femicide in their country.
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Produced by: Bibienne Yeoh & Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Lim Sue Ann, Sharmilla Ganesan, Dashran Yohan
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, The Daily Digest, femicides, Turkey, #ChallengeAccepted, domestic abuse, violence against women, social media, black and white photo challenge, social campaign, women's rights,