On Violence Against Women

Women and girls constitute half of the world's population: the violence against them consequently constitutes a pandemic.

The portfolio of Doaa Eladl contains some of the strongest cartoons we have on the situation of women, proving as relevant in Saudi Arabia as in Europe at the very same time, which speaks of her mastery in nailing the problem.

For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Doaa Eladl has re-used the present cartoon consisting in layers in doubles. For one thing a painted imagery is imposed upon a penned one, and the painted hand - with the paint lacking in places just as it would laying hands on her on the paper - is at once the perpetrator and the STOP, just as the black eye of the battered woman is at once bruised and highlighting her direct gaze at us. Ad to this how the situation of violence within the cartoon is as messy as the message is clear.

Thus draweth a master.

Doaa Eladl, November 25, 2015.

The cartoon shown is courtesy of Doaa Eladl and must not be reproduced without her permission.

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