Women have taken to posting a photo of themselves with a black and white filter on Instagram, but few realized the now global trend initially sought to shed light on the rise of violence against women in Turkey.
Demonstrators hold placards and portraits of women, during a protest for better implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP)
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This will be my #challengeaccepted post. I LOVE seeing #womensupportingwomen and, as you know, I am the biggest fan of us coming together to lift each other up. I now know there are many challenges that include women posting B&W pictures to support women’s rights. One origin, however, hasn’t been talked about as much, and that is the tragedy of the #femicide occurring in Turkey. Please follow @auturkishculturalclub to gain more knowledge behind the origin of the black and white pictures in our feeds. #womenempowerment Pictures reposted from @emmy ❤️