The 'Locust Effect' Highlights Violence Against the Poor

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 24, 2014
References: thelocusteffect & thedailybeast
'The Locust Effect' is a book and multimedia campaign that aims to raise awareness about everyday domestic violence and other forms of violence that occur around the world. The book argues that the key to ending poverty lies in tackling the problem of ending common violence. The multimedia campaign includes stunning and disturbing infographics, and a video that depicts the plight of people who have nobody and nothing to shield them from daily violence. The campaign is the creation of the International Justice Mission.

The video shows how the threat of violence against the poor devours them like a swarm of locusts, coming at them from all sides until they have no where to go or hide -- hence the term 'locust effect'.

All author royalties from sale of the book 'The Locust Effect' will be used to help fight violence against the poor.