A Women's' Place
When we use design to reignite a sense of belonging for abuse survivors, we can encourage them to feel empowered to find strength in moments of weakness and choose a path forward to recovery.
‘A shelter needs to be so much more than a room behind a locked door’.
Despite the progress in gender equality through feminist movements, women still experience the world through a series of social, cultural, and economic barriers that continue to shape their everyday life. In a world where the primary decision makers are men, I understand that a shelter needs to be so much more than a room behind a locked door. Hence the design proposal is used to reignite a sense of belonging for abused survivors. It is through empowerment that they can find strength through moments of weakness to choose a path forward to recover.
If the elimination of violence against women and gender disparity seem out of reach, not only must we fight for the causes of women - which have long been called for - but we must also face the consequences caused by structural sexism every day.
Hence designing a place for victims of domestic violence, and well- being facilities are necessary for women to make them feel safe and empowered in a man’s world.
“My dream is to see a society of equal opportunities, without the stark social segregation, without poverty, hunger, homelessness, and where women can walk around anywhere and everywhere as safely and freely as men.”
- A R ANUPAMA KUNDOO