“Cards of Understanding” is an interactive game created by Senior fellow Ivana Kulić and EDVACAY fellow Emir Zukić in cooperation with Senior fellow Mahir Sijamija. A game focused on women’s rights, it educates the players about the problem of privilege and shows them how different forms of discrimination are experienced by different groups of women in different societies. This game is conceptualized to show how much of an impact identity and belonging to different groups can have on opportunities for employment, education, political participation, etc.
In addition to the specific problem of privilege, the project also points to the ubiquitous problem of women’s rights violation in everyday life and the systemic discrimination against different identities.
The long-term vision of this project is to create awareness of how systemic discrimination affects women differently depending on their identity, origin, and class status.
The project itself is conceived in the form of a card game. It will consist of two decks, one of which will represent different groups of women and the other will contain descriptions of everyday situations. After choosing and combining the cards, players will begin a discussion about which types of discrimination women can experience in a given situation. The cards will be accompanied by a game guide based on facts about a particular group of women and the most common form of discrimination/violence they experience in everyday situations. Through conversation, players will see how discrimination manifests itself, what the consequences of discrimination are, and how the situation would be different if it were happening to someone else. Data for the game guide will be collected through organizations that have the necessary statistics gathered through several years of experience in the field of women’s rights protection and discrimination.