Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Justice not Silence

Bob Georgeson, Justice not Silence, Photomontage, 2016

This graphic has been done for the exhibition 'Your Voice' to be held in As Suwayda, Syria, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th 2016. The exhibition is organized by UMA, an NGO supporting women. A little of the background...

A little bit of freedom
‘Under the regime of Assad this kind of activities was impossible. Now some militia groups are in control of As Suwayda side by side with the Assad regime, so there is a little bit of freedom. The police asked for the nature of this organization and they allow it,’ explains Aktham Abu Fakher, who fled Syria in 2014 because of his activities in human rights. Akthams wife, Amany Abu Daqa, organizes this exhibition on women rights. She started UMA some years ago together with some friends. All still live in As Suwayda. Akhtam doesn’t. Currently he lives in Willemstad, Curả«ao.


More information about the exhibition can be found here http://www.academievoorbeeldvorming.nl/?p=492

It is an honour to be taking part in this exhibition in a place where humanity has been forsaken...

Sunday, 20 November 2016