During the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, the Dutch organisation Vogelvrije Vrouwen (Outlawed Women) launched the campaign “Outlawed Women - Defend women who defend human rights!”
For the launch international renowned urban artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada has made a portrait larger than a football field made on an island in Amsterdam.
It is an initiative to defend women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. An attention call to the violent situation faced by women in that region. It is daily reality in Mexico, Guatamala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaraqua. Dozens of women’s rights activists are murdered there each year. And others are threatened and raped, their house set on fire and their families terrorised.
The campaign will provide the Dutch public with petitions and other means to put pressure on the Dutch government and governments in the Mesoamerican region.
Photography: Pancho Espinoza
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See the making off pictures at Flickr.
Vogelvrije Vrouwen (Outlawed Women)