Make Art, Not War

The Intelligent Optimist   
July 31st, 2013

Make Art, Not War

The civil war raging in Syria has not only fractured the country in half, but has devastated Syrian families across the nation. Because the fighting has only become more intense, many Syrian civilians have escaped to places like the Zaatari refugee camp. Many of these displaced individuals are younger than 18. AptART, an NGO, is aiming to work with these youngsters to bring a little more color in the camp.

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‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

EGYPT INDEPENDENT   
April 30th, 2013

‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

A street art campaign in Egypt is aiming to increase women’s visibility and mobilize empowerment around gender issues in various communities through graffiti, workshops, and discussion.

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Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Co.EXIST   
April 19th, 2013

Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Artist Lesley Perkes is working on transforming Johannesburg through art that both inspires and also actually improves the urban landscape.

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Of Monarchs And Migrants- The Arts Of The Immigration Movement

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 14th, 2013

Of Monarchs And Migrants- The Arts Of The Immigration Movement

Immigration activists in the US have been using artistic depictions and symbols of their experience to illustrate the struggles of the migrant community and to motivate others to take action in the fight for immigrant rights.

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Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

IPS   
April 7th, 2013

Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

Women in the northern provinces of Pakistan are not allowing the Taliban’s ban on theatre to stop them from creating and participating in productions.

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Saudi Arabia Launches First Campaign To Stop Violence Against Women

Thomas Reuters Foundation   
May 2nd, 2013

Saudi Arabia Launches First Campaign To Stop Violence Against Women

Saudi Arabia has launched its first campaign against the abuse of women, which is designed to encourage females to speak about their experiences and have a global impact in women’s rights.

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Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

GOOD   
April 26th, 2013

Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

Despite thirty years of conflict, Afghanistan is still home to multiple artists who are part of a blossoming movement that affirms the resilience and strength of humanity and hope.

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The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

50.50   
April 15th, 2013

The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

A decade after the Iraq war, the legacy of violence still remains. However, artists are using film, painting, and poetry to express the conflicts and experiences of the country in a new way.

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Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

CSMonitor   
April 12th, 2013

Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

Claudio Miranda grew up in one of the most violent communities in Brazil, but through music and art, he has given his neighbors a chance to express themselves and contribute positively to the community.

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Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month With “Surviving In Numbers”

FEMINISTING   
April 2nd, 2013

Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month With “Surviving In Numbers”

Last October, Mount Holyoke junior Ali Safran returned to the spot where she was sexually assaulted to hang a sign that symbolized a call to action against sexual violence. Now, she is providing other students with a platform to hang their own signs through her project, “Surviving in Numbers”.

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