The Legacy of Rape

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Abstract

"The Legacy of Rape" is an exhibition by PROOF: Media for Social Justice that focuses on the stories of survivors of rape when used as a weapon during times of armed conflict. Testimonies have been collected from women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Nepal. Two of the testimonies from Nepal have gone on the be used in evidence the the Human Rights Commission. This exhibition is aimed at changing the culture of rape as a weapon of war both on international and grassroots levels. The design of the exhibition is part of a wider examination of the role typography plays within the design of 'difficult knowledge' exhibitions, and its value as a visual semiotic resource with which visitors make meaning. This exhibition has been designed three times for different languages and reasons. The first exhibition, in French and English, has been shown:
2012-2013
Eastern Congo, American Bar Association Legal clinics
Feb 12-16, 2013
The Missing Peace Symposium at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C
March 2013
11th International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
Sept 28-Oct 31, 2014
Yale University
And as "My Body a War Zone": November 2014 International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Bosnia and Herzegovina
It will also be opening in Sarajevo as "My Body a War Zone" in June 2015, and will travel to multiple public spaces within the Balkan region.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMultiple locations in the US and Europe
PublisherPROOF: Media for Social Justice
Media of outputArtwork
SizeGraphic design, international exhibition
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe Legacy of Rape -
Duration: 01 Jan 201231 Dec 2015

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    Wahlin, W. (Designer). (2012). The Legacy of Rape. Creative Works - Original - Design/Architectural, PROOF: Media for Social Justice. http://proof.org/legacy-of-rape/