Stamps of Disapproval
Stamp of Disapproval | 2014 | (H)activism Iniative
Violence against women is both a consequence of and a cause of inequality between men and women. It is a global situation that is so serious that the head of the UN Peacekeeping was recently quoted as saying "'It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in conflict."
#SOD Navigation: Stamps of Disapproval and Methods | #SOD Activism Zine | Data Gathering | Project Background
Our aim is simple, we want to make the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV) more visible.
We need to break the silence to galvanise change.
We Disapprove of the Silence.
Our strategy is to mark every incident of recorded GBV with our STAMP. We need your help. We need to you stamp your area.
Be as inventive as you like, tweet you solutions to #SOD or #STAMPOFDISAPPROVAL.
How to Get Started
Toolkit V2. (Sole Stamps)
Due to the high volume of reported violence and sexual assaults and therefore high volume of stamps needed, we are are having to come up with new ideas to STAMP OUR DISAPPROVAL more efficiently.
I'm currently prototyping "Sole Stamps". These are rubber soles milled in a CNC machine. Once tested and approved by the #SOD Activists I'll upload a CAD file so you can get your shoes printed at your local Fab Lab and tell the world what you think about violence.
New #SOD Activist Zine
Click on the image below to go to the new #SOD Activist Zine page. This Zine is very handy to print out and make into a small booklet that provides you with useful information and can be passed on to people to give them some background into your activities. Always carry one with you when engaged in #SOD activities. Please contact me if you have any suggestions for improvement.
Toolkit V1. (Bag)
Follow the instructions on the left to create a covert graffiti stencil bag. This is an ordinary paper shopping bag with a stencil cut out of the bottom. This will allow you to subtly spray a stencil on the road. Anyone passing by will simply think that you're some old lady rummaging around in the bottom of her shopping bag for her keys!
This is a PDF file of the stencil used. Please click on it to download.