Daoudi began working with the NGO Djazaiourna in 2016. The NGO are invested in building a safe community for women who have been affected by both the violence of the Civil War, and the subsequent policing of how that violence is remembered. They offer training and education services designed to equip survivors, particularly women, with new skills with which they can support their families in a post-conflict Algeria.
On 1st November 2017, Daoudi and Djazairouna hosted the first writing workshop. Female survivors of sexual violence were given a safe platform to speak about their experiences; for many this was the first time. Artists, authors, psychologists and documentary film makers were invited to listen to the women and translate their stories into artworks. The women’s experiences were thus documented and stored in the growing archive held by Djazairouna.
The workshop helped to spark a stronger community amongst the women involved with Djazairouna; the opportunity to share their experiences has fostered a form of solidarity that has emboldened many to begin to join protests and anti-amnesty action. The shame that many reported to attach to their memory has been broken down.
These stories are essential to the campaign for political and legal reform in Algeria; the women represent a large group of people who have been unable to speak about their trauma and therefore seek justice. The integration of true experiences into popular culture contributes to the changing narrative about the Civil War.