Reflections on Ecoar!

On 24 September, Ecoar!, the second Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The culmination of several years of partnership work between the SHaME project, the WOW Foundation, and Redes da Maré, the vibrant one-day festival brought together creatives, researchers, activists, front-line practitioners, and members of the public, to harness the shared power of art, activism, and academic research in dismantling the shame and stigma so often attached to experiences and disclosures of sexual violence. Seeking to empower survivors in their healing, and to provide a call to action for urgent changes to professional practice and policy around abuse, the festival aimed to create a space to share perspectives and build ongoing collaborations.

Read the SHaME team’s reflections on the Ecoar! Festival in this blog post.