WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - "Women's Rights Are Human Rights" poster exhibition in Boston

This web exhibition accompanies a coming poster exhibition at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston MA (US). Text and pictures were kindly provided by Elizabeth Resnick.


Jane Norling
La Leche Materna Es La Mejor
Curator's statement

"Women's Rights Are Human Rights:
International Posters advocating an end to gender-based inequity, violence and discrimination."
Organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick

"Women's Rights Are Human Rights" is a very fitting title for an exhibition of Women's rights and advocacy posters, as it is a term used in the women's rights movement and was the title of an important speech given by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. In her speech, Hillary Clinton suggests that "if the term 'women's rights' were to be interchangeable with the term 'human rights' the world community would be a better place because human rights effect the women who raise the world's children, care for the elderly, run companies, work in hospitals, right for better education and better health care."

Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

In many cultures women have very little control over their own bodies, with female sexuality being largely controlled and defined by men in patriarchal societies. Sexual violence committed by men is often rooted in ideologies of male sexual entitlement, and these systems grant women very few legitimate options to refuse sexual advances. This entitlement can take different forms, depending on the culture. Human rights and women's rights are violated every single day as the rape and brutality of women is used as an instrument of armed conflict. Women and children make up a large majority of the world's refugees. And when women are excluded from the political process, they become even more vulnerable to abuse.

This exhibition features over 60 posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens should play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing sexual and reproductive rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women's empowerment and participation in society. These poster images challenge religious and cultural norms and patriarchal attitudes that subordinate, stigmatize or restrict women from achieving their fullest potential; these images argue for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, empowerment of women, and achievement of equality between women and men that fosters societal stability and human dignity.

The exhibition will have its official premiere in the President's Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts, September 26 - October 29, 2016. A smaller selection of the posters will be on display at the Bienal Internacional Del Cartel En Mxico, being held in San Luis Potosi, September-October 2016. A special advance showing of this exhibition was held at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan in May 2016.





Anita Kunz
Treat Women As Equals

Antonio Mena
Indigenious Women of Ecuador

Antonio Mena
New Forms of Slavery

Barbara Carrasco
Dolores Huerta

Byoung-il Sun
We shouldnt make them blindfolded

Charutha Reghunath
Educate women

Eduardo Barrera Arambarri
Las Muertas de Juarez Exigen Justicia

Favianna Rodgriguez
End Violence Against Women 2013

At. Fabrica
WHO Post Red Intimate

At. Fabrica
WHO Post Red Sexual

Elmer Sosa
Equality

Iwona Rypesc-Kostovic
Undelicate Balance

Dalida Karic-Hadziahmetovic
Woman is not an object

Sabrina Benlanqawansa & Julie Raffin
Right To Eduction

FCB Kobza Islami
UNICEF

Melanie Cervantes
Indigenous Woman

Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding
Quanto

Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding
Fistula

Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding
Acid Violence Against Women

Lex Drewinski
Free Pussy Riot

Lex Drewinski
Double Work

Maria Papaefstathiou
Breast Cancer

Melanie Cervantes
A Womans Place is in the Struggle

Memac / Ogilvy Dubai
UN Women - Women Cannot

Memac / Ogilvy Dubai
UN Women - Women Need To

Memac / Ogilvy Dubai
UN Women - Women Should

Memac / Ogilvy Dubai
UN Women - Women Should Not

Michael Thompson
I'm Afraid of No One - Malala Yousufzai

Michelle Flunger
Female Gential Mutalation

Miguel Porlan
International Women Day 2012

Yann Legendre
Score - Women Are Not A Game

Mohammad Sharaf
Allowed

Mohammad Sharaf
Allowed One Year Later

Moises Romero
He Said He Loved Me

Zhang Yong
women's rights violation

Nicolas Gillon
ae love you

Nicolas Gillon
ouch liebe dich

Nicolas Gillon
Tue amo

Santosh Padhi / Taproot Dentsu
Indian Goddess Durga Save Our Sisters

Santosh Padhi / Taproot Dentsu
Indian Goddess Laxmi Save Our Sisters

Santosh Padhi / Taproot Dentsu
Indian Goddess Saraswati Save Our Sisters

R. Black
We Can

Shepard Fairey
Freedom to Lead - Aung San Suu Kyi

Shepard Fairey
Defend the Rights of Women and Girls

Sonia Hekmati
FEmale Rights

Sophia Shih
she - he

Takayuki Kuribayashi
Let's Respect Women's Rights

Teresa Sdralevich
Salaire Egal - Equal Pay

Ricardo Levins Morales
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Volonaire / Amnesty International
Female gentital mutilation

Volonaire / Amnesty International
Female gentital mutilation

Volonaire / Amnesty International
Female gentital mutilation

Anon
Women of Kyrgyzstan Unbind Yourself

Anon
Women of Kyrgyzstan Unbind Yourself

Anon
Women of Kyrgyzstan Unbind Yourself

Kalpesh Patankat / Y&R Dubai
Words Hurt - Bitch

Kalpesh Patankat / Y&R Dubai
Words Hurt - Slut

Kalpesh Patankat / Y&R Dubai
Words Hurt - Whore

Richard Copping / Saatchi & Saatchi
Verbal Abuse

Richard Copping / Saatchi & Saatchi
Verbal Abuse

Richard Copping / Saatchi & Saatchi
Verbal Abuse



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