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Posted in: Blog- Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

Raising Awareness of Women’s Rights

Through the process of making and dressing cutout women figures , stories unfold. These figures, represented globally, bring light to the silent crimes they endure. “Rape is the culture of silence”, quotes President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. In India, bride burning takes place approximately once every 2 hours. In Asia alone, one million children are working in the sex trade.Violence and abuse towards women takes place everywhere. This installation of women who stand on a named scarf celebrate their dignity while telling stories of hope.

In the early 1990′s, the United Nations and the World Bank began to proclaim the potential resource that women and girls represent. ” Investment in girls’ education may be the highest return investment available in the developing world.” Larry Summers wrote when he was chief economist of the World Bank.

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