The Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition is coming to St. Catharines in Spring 2013

365 International Poster Exhibition

The Coalition to End Violence Against Women (CEVAW) and Rodman Hall Art Centre announce that they have established a partnership to bring a significant International Poster Exhibition to St. Catharines from February 28th, 2013 to March 7th, 2013 (the eve of International Women’s Day).

The “Violence against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition” was created to highlight the global issue of violence against women. The concept behind the exhibition is simply: there are 365 days in the year but during every day of the year, every hour in the day, every minute of the hour and every second of the minute, somewhere in this world, women – irrespective of race, colour or religion – are being subjected to violence, abuse, neglect or rape. This also includes children.

The posters in the exhibition come from over 73 countries in the world, each representing one day of the year.  The power and visual impact of each poster brings home the message that all forms of violence against women and children are totally unacceptable, no matter where one lives in the world.

The Organizer and Coordinator of the Exhibition, Colm Dempsey is from Ireland and has attended and presented at international conferences and other forums on the issue of violence against women and children in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Guernsey, England, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Taiwan, Cyprus and the USA. He will be accompanying the exhibition and making a public presentation on violence prevention on March 7th, 2013.

The Rodman Hall Art Centre is providing the space for the exhibition. Rodman Hall Art Centre is a regional resource for contemporary art serving the Brock University community and the broader Niagara region.  It is a not-for-profit public gallery dedicated to enriching lives by connecting people to art and by providing accessible and meaningful opportunities for learning.

CEVAW is a collective voice of organizations from the Niagara Region that is working toward ending violence against women by raising public awareness, educating, sharing information, networking and identifying and breaking down systemic barriers that perpetuate violence.  In addition to the exhibition being open to the public, the Coalition will also be hosting tours for groups.

More details on the exhibition program will be made available in January.

For further information contact:
Sandy Toth
Telephone: 905 684-1223 ext. 23
Email: sandyt@bellnet.ca

To book a tour of the exhibit contact:
Donna Christie-Fobert
Telephone: 905 684-1223 ext. 1
Email: dfnt@bellnet.ca