Imagining a World #WithoutFear: The role of the arts in confronting and transforming gender-based violence
- Emilia Yang (interdisciplinary artist, Nicaragua)
- Gloriann Sacha Antonetty (writer, Puerto Rico)
- Lujain Jo (Iraqi filmmaker & performance artist)
A world for women without fear is one where she can walk home at night, go to work, get an education, travel abroad, and do so much more without the risk of experiencing violence, harassment, or abuse. Sadly, that world is not yet a reality for many women, girls, and gender non-conforming people. Art plays an essential role in shining a light on the many forms of gender-based violence around the globe. Art can also galvanize communities to action, offer healing solidarity to survivors, and allow us to reimagine a future where everyone can live without fear. For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, CARE is bringing together a diverse group of artists working at the intersection of gender equality activism and art. Emilia Yang, an interdisciplinary artist from Nicaragua, and Gloriann Sacha Antonetty, a writer from Puerto Rico, are part of CARE’s Arts for Gender Equality initiative, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. Lujain Jo, an Iraqi filmmaker and performance artist, joins from Global Fund for Women’s Artist Changemaker Program. Learn more about CARE’s Arts for Gender Equality initiative: www.care.org/gender-equality-artist-fellowship/ Learn more about Global Fund for Women’s Artist Changemaker Program: www.globalfundforwomen.org/what-we-do/voice/campaigns/artist-changemaker... Join us to hear from three visionary artists as they discuss the challenges they see, the change they’ve inspired, and their hopes as they work towards a future #WithoutFear. This event is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.