People have turned to social media to take a stand on the increasing wrongdoings against women in India. Terribly Tiny Tale, a known storytelling platform, where stories less than 140 characters are shared on social media channels, collaborated with Amnesty International India to spread awareness and encourage people to let go of the stigma attached with reporting a sexual crime with police.
#ReadyToReport was aimed at encouraging women to take the first step towards justice and teach them to say no to suffering. According to data, only 1% of the victims who face sexual violence file a report. The main objective was to bring a better change to the situation, one story at a time.
A Terribly Tiny Way
Terribly Tiny Tales, crafted five gut-wrenching tales and shared on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages which talk about women, and their struggles and victories about reporting a crime.
A classic case of victim blaming. Or survivor, as the case may be. #him
Not reporting due to a misplaced sense of shame or apprehension only worsens us from inside. #FIR The tale uses abbreviations to drive home the point.
As much stigma is associated with the police as is with the crime. We need to understand that the police exists to help. #khakhi
What is held against them, holds them back. An account of why most women fear reporting. #stripped
To some, not saying ‘no’ sounds like a definitive yes. Take a step, so they take a step back. #report
Not so Terribly Tiny Results
The campaign managed to create an engagement on their Facebook page with almost 50,000 likes, 1,000 shares, and about 500 comments (and counting), within a month. The comment thread became a platform for sharing stories and encouraging them in tags.
It has also opened up debates and discussions.
Terribly tiny tale's terribly tiny move managed to create a mighty impact.