Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Women’s Rights are Human Rights Poster

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Walsh Gallery

January 20 – April 8, 2023

Gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in global society: women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage disparities; are often denied access to basic education and health care; suffer from violence and discrimination; and are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes. The more than 80 posters, created by artists worldwide, celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens should play in protecting and promoting human rights while actively challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing sexual and reproductive rights, and protecting women and girls against brutality. In their collective visual voice, these posters promote women’s empowerment and participation in society while challenging religious and cultural norms and patriarchal attitudes that subordinate, stigmatize, or restrict women from achieving their fullest potential.

Co-curated by Fairfield University faculty, Jocelyn Boryczka, PhD, Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, PhD, Liz Hohl, PhD, Johanna Garvey, PhD, and Anna Lawrence, PhD in collaboration with museum staff.