1 MORE CUP MEDIA ORGANIZATION is a non - profit organization offers media and advocacy outreach for Lebanese NGOs that advocate causes pertaining to access for the physically disabled, child labor, gender-based violence (GBV) - including child early and forced marriage (CEFM) - and domestic workers’ rights. We provide a variety of media (promotional films, documentaries, animated shorts, pamphlets) for these NGOs and assist in the promotion and the distribution of the media in question.
My Refugee Story was first selected by Ulrike Lunacek to be screened at 2016 in a queer roundtable/meeting at the European Parliament, also played at Transitions Film Festival in Vienna and refugee queer issues were discussed by Queer Base - Welcome and Support for Lgbtiq Refugees.
Because there is hope for a better world when we talk,
now it is Sweden's turn to host this talks.
Notwithstanding the severity of SGBV against all women which includes both gender conforming women and women with non-conforming gender and/or sexual orientations, this video, first and foremost, hopes to underline firsthand experiences of women with non-conforming gender and/or sexual orientations living in Lebanon. Trans*Women face harsh discrimination on a daily basis, from physical violence to verbal abuse, from mockery to exclusion, not to mention the threats of bloodshed that they encounter.As part of our fight against SGBV, it is time for ALL women to challenge the standard prevailing narrative.
The year 2015 marks the 24th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Since 1991, the campaign, spanning from the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th until Human Rights Day on December 10th, has given civil society organizations, political activists, and all-community groups, the opportunity to break the silence around Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
This year, MOSAIC and 1 More Cup Media Organization, as part of its fight against LGBTIQ human rights violations, have decided to stress not only the different forms of violence against women but also the gender essentialist approach that governs considerations of Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
A Youth Group of LGBTI living in Lebanon participating in Makhzoumi Foundation Activities within a program called LGBTI Youth Initiative Funded by UNHCR showed an interest in Films so 1 More Cup Media Organization with the support of MOSAIC implemented a Filmmaking Workshops and developed a script with there stories and Produced this film.
After 6 Film making workshop sessions, My Refugee Story was produced by 1morecup and with the support of MOSAIC.
LGBTIQ Youth acted their stories and the whole group helped
This project was for Makhzoumi Foundation & UNHCR
Discussion on Privacy, repression, against women in revolutionary times, with the activist Joumana Merhy. January 28, 2015
after the campaign was but over the days in the year aren't so we have to keep fighting to end GBV