November 2019

Poster Design 
Designed a poster advocating for girls' education in Turkey as a final project.

Design Process
 
Thousands of girls are still not sent to school especially in Eastern regions of Turkey due to  prevailing conservative religious beliefs that confine women to the domestic spheres of their home.
 
"Let Her” uses a simple yet direct and powerful call to action that calls parents to simply send their daughters to school. Knowing that it is not easy to change people’s prejudices especially regarding beliefs based on religion, I looked into Quran and sayings by the Prophet hoping to find excerpts that argued for gender equality. I decided to use “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim”  as the main slogan for my poster as it clearly showed that Islam does not ordain women to stay at home, but in fact commands that every Muslim, regardless of gender, seeks knowledge. 

© 2019 By S. Alara Degirmenci