Attorneys were able to free her, but not before she served four and a half years of her sentence. She is believed to be the first person in the world to be granted asylum for abortion persecution.
The creation of art acts as a catalyst to transform pain and negative experiences to healing and growth. Art as a voice for activism is a natural progression because art as a healing tool is integrally linked to advocacy.
Art is at once personal and universal. The emotional impact of art as a language crosses cultural lines, economic lines, and social lines. Artistic expression via the visual arts such as paintings, murals, photography, street graffiti and comics; as well as more tactile forms of the arts including fashion, sculptures, quilting, and pottery is a universal language understood by all and one of the earliest forms of communication to inform, educate, and communicate.
It is their lived experiences of violence and the global movement to end VAW that unites and inspires them. We hope that these 16 artists and their initiatives will engage you and inspire you to share and expand your own artistic ventures to join the global conversation to end VAW.
Stop Violence Against Women is an international touring exhibition which challenges conventional attitudes towards violence against women. Art Against VAW 2: A Long Walk Home: ALWH is a c 3 non-profit that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women.
ALWH features the testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence. Art Against VAW 3: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Dignity and Respect Quilt Campaign — United States of America Candi Castleberry Singleton has recruited more than 90 volunteers to design and create a ceramic quilt to increase awareness of violence against women, called the Dignity and Respect Campaign.
Singleton says a goal of the awareness initiative is personal safety. Charlotte Farhan, Art to End the Silence on Rape — France and England Charlotte Farhan has always been artistic and spent her childhood being encouraged to pursue her artistic nature, with dual nationality between France and Britain and growing up between Paris and within an hour of London.
Charlotte wants to inspire and wants to continue building her career as an artist.
Hoping to break boundaries within society and the art world whilst helping raise awareness for certain causes. Her most recent art is to raise awareness to end the silence about rape. Art Against VAW 5: Caballero stated that he wanted confront abuse of women by exposing cases of violence that happen domestically, in the home.
Art Against VAW 6:El libro de Javier Juárez sobre las desaparecidas en Ciudad Juárez es un homenaje a las madres por su dolorosa labor de buscar a sus hijas. Si se toma en cuenta el lugar de los hechos, los municipios de Culiacán, en Sinaloa; Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, y Monterrey, Nuevo León, son los que concentran este año el mayor número de esos crímenes.
a elaborar una página de Internet con la información de todas las niñas y mujeres desaparecidas en Ciudad Juárez en los pasados Periodista independiente.
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We give a voice to the underserved. Art Against VAW #4: Charlotte Farhan, Art to End the Silence on Rape – France and England Charlotte Farhan has always been artistic and spent her childhood being encouraged to pursue her artistic nature, with dual nationality between France and Britain and growing up .
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