Since 2014 the Basque organisation Harituz has worked with the project Madejas contra la violencia sexista – Skeins against gender-related violence. Its artistic symbol – a giant and constantly growing scarf – travels around the world with the aim of one day covering the EU parliament in Brussels. Today the whole scarf is almost 5 km long.
Activism through craft is called craftivism.
As I try to dress in black every Thursday to protest against rape and violence it felt good to have a photo taken in front of a part of this beautiful scarf. Since last year I am an ambassador of the World Council of Churches campaign
But it is possible to take part in more than one campaign. I am also a member of
Anyone who wants to take part in this activity may knit a piece – not shorter than 30 cm – and send it to:
293 33 Kalmar
Mark the envelope: ”Knit activism”. I feel tempted to do exactly that.