RainLily x Best Actress
ONE out of SEVEN women in Hong Kong have experienced sexual violence. RainLily premiered ‘The Best Actress’ ad during this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony, imploring all of us to step up against sexual violence. The three stories appeared in the ad are all real-life cases, including: child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, and workplace sexual harassment.
Breaking the silence takes courage. It also requires our society to suspend disbelief and judgement, and to become a platform that encourages victims to voice out and seek help. Bystander indifference, the lack of sex education, the imbalance of power, and an arduous justice system are reasons why victims don’t come forward. Stepping up against sexual violence is everyone’s work, it’s time to make a change together.
Special thanks to Christine Au Yang, Women Helping Women Hong Kong (WHWHK), Cheil Worldwide, Salon Films