Silent Consent

Copywriting for Miklos Kiss's CSR art project.

For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Hungarian artist Miklos Kiss has created ‘Silent Consent’, a set of photographs that want to raise awareness on the subject. My task was to write the copy describing the purpose and message behind the photo series. On the images, you can see that each character has the color of flags on them paired with a font that has been created by a designer from the same country.

  • Project by
  • Miklos Kiss
  • Copywriting
  • Noemi Pifko
  • Design
  • Miklos Kiss
  • Photography
  • Miklos Kiss

Millions of women worldwide are subject to violence and discrimination – simply because they are women. The violent acts against them can be verbal, emotional, physical, sexual or economic and it happens more often than we think. Most of these cases are never reported to the authorities, and the media is not informed – they remain unnoticed. And many women feel like they do not have any other choice, but to silently endure.

The Silent Consent is an exclamation mark. A mark for all those women, who have been deprived of their rights of making their own choices. Who have been living their lives under obligation and suppression, because nobody has ever shown them how to say “No“. This silent consent becomes a painful everyday routine. It is hiding on their lips, dishonest and invisible.

This artwork is fighting for these women, with the tools of design and art. It wants to raise awareness that all women have the freedom of choice – despite their traditions, religions and moral dogmas. It sends a clear message to the world: saying “No“ is not a privilege for a few but a choice for everyone.