ISLAMABAD: An exhibition titled `Free from Fear’ of digital illustrations was held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), highlighting harassment and violence against women.
The exhibition was hosted by Oxfam Pakistan to mark International Women’s Day and engage the general public and youngsters with the theme, ‘If women were free from fear of harassment and violence.’
This collection of posters is shortlisted from close to 100 entries received as part of the Free from Fear Digital Illustration Competition launched at leading art institutions including Indus Valley, National College of Arts (NCA), Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Karachi University, COMSATS and others.
A panel of judges featuring Shehzil Malik, Nigar Nazar and Samar Minallah will be selecting the final winners.
It was an opportunity for visual art students from across Pakistan to share their vision of a world Free from Fear in digitally illustrated posters.
Oxfam has been working in Pakistan since 1973 to ensure that people especially women and girls are able to exercise their rights, and have access to basic services and economic resources. It works with local groups, media, academia, private sector, think tanks and the government, to improve livelihoods, provide humanitarian aid, create safer communities and promote economic and gender justice.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2019.