NI: Amnesty stages photo exhibition in over 50 libraries

Amnesty International is to stage a powerful photographic exhibition in more than 50 libraries to coincide with International Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights’s Day (March 8th).

The exhibition, titled ‘Women's rights's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights’, features the photographs of world famous photographer Carlos Reyes-Manzo who has traveled the world taking pictures of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who have been victims and survivors of violence.

The photo exhibition will be displayed in local libraries throughout Northern Ireland for two weeks starting Monday 6th March.

Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Director said:

“From Afghanistan to Mexico and from Kosovo to London, we know that Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights are struggling against violence directed at them – whether on the battlefield or in the bedroom.

“These compelling images bring us glimpses into the lives of a few of these Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights – a perfect, if sobering, reminder for international Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights’s day and the couple of weeks that follow of challenges still to be overcome.”

The exhibition is staged as part of Amnesty International’s campaign to Women's rights's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, which seeks to highlight and end the discrimination and violence experienced by Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights at home and abroad.

Patrick Corrigan said:

“Sadly, all over the world Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights face discrimination and violence at the hands of the state, the community and the family. In every society, regardless of wealth, race or culture, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights are prevented from enjoying their fundamental human rights because of the experience or threat of violence against them. We are committed to ending that situation and we hope visitors to the exhibition at local libraries will be moved to join us in our campaign.”

The photographer responsible for all the images used in the exhibition, Carlos Reyes-Manzo has traveled all over the world documenting social and human rights issues. He began his career in Chile where he suffered imprisonment and torture under the Pinochet regime. A campaign led by Amnesty International and church leaders led to his release.

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