FACE OF POVERTY IS PRIMARILY THE FACE OF WOMEN

FACE OF POVERTY IS PRIMARILY THE FACE OF WOMEN
EXHIBITION “POVERTY, RURALITY, GENDER” IN SKOPJE

02. 11. 2016 SKOPJE
The exhibition “Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender” is officially opened in the Youth Cultural Centre in Skopje.

The exhibition shows poverty of women and girls from rural areas of Kosovo and Serbia, whose position is no different from the position of girls and women in Macedonia, where one in four citizens lives in poverty. These data were presented by panellists Biljana Dukovska, representative of the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform, Marija Savovska from the CSO Action Zdruzenska and Klimentina Ilijevski, founder of the Macedonian magazine Liceulice.

“The needs of women and girls are at the last place in households in which is present a strong gender division of roles, where the full care of household chores and family is the sole responsibility of women. To this is added the fight against visible and invisible barriers in access to social services, thus further enhances the sense of isolation which marks their daily lives”, concluded Jelena Ćeriman, CELAP’s researcher.

Exhibited photographs were made in households across Serbia and Kosovo with an aim to transmit the voice of vulnerable groups to the public, talking about their weaknesses, barriers that they feel in their everyday lives, their thirst for a better life, painful emotions and isolation, as well as distrust in a world or in themselves.

The exhibition will be open from 2 to 9 November 2016 in the lower lobby of the Youth Cultural Center in Skopje. Driven by the idea to travel the entire Western Balkans Region, as well as some of the EU countries, the exhibition has arrived in Macedonia following its promotion in Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia. The exhibition will continue its journey from Skopje to Albania, Kosovo and Germany.