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Performance: No Demand No Supply

02.06.2017 / Created by IWSIAWI
Performance: No Demand No Supply

One of the most striking events of the month was "No Demand No Supply" – a performance conceived and directed by Sahar Assaf in collaboration with the American University of Beirut (AUB) Theater Initiative.

The performance was based on interviews with Syrian women and delivered a reading of Lebanon’s 2016 sex trafficking scandal, capturing the harrowing ordeal of the survivors of the Chez Maurice “torture chambers” where a group of Syrian women were trafficked and tricked into prostitution. Performers narrated the tortures experienced by these women, held captive for 9 months without sunlight and fresh air, and raped on average 10 times daily.

The purpose of this powerful and moving performance is to leave us angry, motivated to fight for justice, and perhaps will trigger conversations around the most lucrative business in modern day history. The theatre performance is unapologetically by women, about women, and told from women’s perspective.


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Syrian Women's Network
Youssef Bouataoun
Jossour Forum des Femmes Marocaines (Jossour FFM)
Action et Promotion Sociale et Culturelle
Women'  s Alliance for Virtual Exchange (WAVE)
Helwan Association for Community Development (Bashayer)
Intissar Bendjabellah
Tubas Charitable Society
Almobadr Organization for Development and Capacity Building
Future Association for Development - Batna
Development Association of South Gafsa -  DGSC
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
Jbail- Byblos Municipality
Zhour Bouzidi
I & P Image & Paroles
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Genre en Action
Nisreen Alami
Jordan Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI)
Zouhair Gassim
Children of Female Prisoners Association
Elmehwar Association for Developing the Egyptian Family
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique pour les Droits des Femmes (FLDDF Injad Beni Mellal)
Soroptimist Club Marrakech
Movimento per l'Autosviluppo, l'Interscambio e la Solidarietà (M.A.I.S.)
Association de Développement Local Méditerranéen (ADELMA)
Union de l'Action Feministe (UAF)
2 RIVES TV (Lyon TV Cable)
Faize Foundation
Palestinian Businesswomen's Association ASALA
Arab Institute for Human Rights

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