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PROOF Unearthed, Tedx and Saudi Arabia

Photo Credit: Smita Sharma

Photo Credit: Smita Sharma

 

Images taken by Smita Sharma for PROOF’s Unearthed project in India have been displayed at a Ted X conference event in Saudi Arabia on February 7th

The conference event hosted six female speakers who shared stories, research and realities of Muslim women and their identities as perceived by the world. The event explored the use of images and text and their potential as shape shifters of mindsets and the challenging of stereotypes. PROOF was delighted to support this event and the women holding and shaping this important conversation.

PROOF is currently working in India with Smita Sharma and local organisations to bring to life the Unearthed project - stories of courage in the face of sexual violence. PROOF will tour the internationally acclaimed Legacy of Rape exhibition (renamed Unearthed) throughout India to educate policy makers and the general public about violence against women. Survivors have bravely stepped forward with their stories in the hope that the future for women in India can be different than it has been and is.