Unnamed Heroine

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2020

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MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE

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Abstract

In 2018 the Thompson Reuters Foundation published a survey of the ten most dangerous countries for a woman to be born in and to live in. This survey was based on six key areas: Healthcare, Discrimination, Cultural Traditions, Sexual Violence, Non- Sexual Violence, and Human Trafficking. According to this survey the countries most hazardous to women were:

  1. India
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Syria
  4. Somalia
  5. Saudi Arabia
  6. Pakistan
  7. Democratic Republic of Congo
  8. Yemen
  9. Nigeria 10.U.S.A. We would like to honour the woman in these countries where in some cases just being alive is an achievement. For these women heroic acts are not a choice but the cost of being alive. For many, each day is a battle against discrimination and oppression. The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign vowed to end violence against women by 2030. The work is inspired by all these girls and women, together with Finnish writer and social activist Minna Canth (1844- 1897) who as a single mother of seven, challenged and helped change women’s rights and education in Finland. ‘Gender equality in education benefits every child. Worldwide, 132 million girls are out of school’. https://www.unicef.org/education/girls-education

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Art Activism, Feminism, collaborative practice

Citation

Hallsten, J. M. O'Neill (2020) Unnamed Heroine. In: Salon for a Speculative Future Monika Oechsler, with Sharon Kivland (eds) MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE, London

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Institute of Art and Design