Exhibition | Women in resistance by Pierre-Yves Ginet [fr]
Following the International Women’s Day, Ambassador Barbier inaugurated the photography exhibition Women in resistance.
The exhibition titled “Women in resistance” by the photographer Pierre-Yves Ginet is hosted by the Alliance Francaise du Cap from March 9 to March 27 2015.
They represent more than half of humanity, but many women are still today, excluded from their country’s economic, political and social life. They are more vulnerable to poverty, lack of education and wars. This statement must not be omitted or overlooked.
The photographer wanted to depart from the stereotypical representation which places “the” woman as victimised, to recognise the fighting, visible or invisible, led by some. Witnessing women’s commitment is, if we are willing to consider them, a stark reminder that societies are mixed and their history is equally as feminine as it is masculine. There is a recognition of the struggle, contribution, but also the sacrifice of these strangers, for survival, dignity, democracy, equality and justice.