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Shining a Light Photography Exhibit

  • Muhammad Ali Center 144 North 6th Street Louisville, KY, 40202 United States (map)

This year’s exhibition, Experiences of Refugee Women, illustrates the innumerable issues of rights and justice that these women face every day through a prolific look at their lives before and after resettlement. The exhibit features images of women from ten refugee groups: Rohingya, Syrian, Kurdish, Sarhawi, Ahmadiyyan, Afghan, Bhutanese, Iraqi, Congolese, and Somali.

Informed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Women’s Refugee Commission, the photographic submissions were asked to depict one or more of the following issues as they pertain to Refugee Women's lived experiences:

  1. Gender-Based Violence
  2. Livelihoods
  3. Education
  4. Rights and Justice
  5. Sexual and Reproductive Health