Arts & Social Justice
- We can't fight in the dark: Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) among Brazilians in London (full report) [PDF 1,890KB]
This report is about a strand of the wider VAWG project. For four months in 2017, a Brazilian research team led by Eliana Silva (director of community-based organisation Redes da Maré/ Maré Development Networks and WOW Rio de Janeiro Programmer) and Miriam Krenzinger (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) collected witness statements from women who live in Maré – a complex of 16 different communities with nearly 140,000 residents.
An evaluation written by Chrissie Tiller about SCAR, an audiovisual installation bringing new perspectives to a subject that continues to define the situation of women in the 21st century: violence. Based on a research with over 800 women who live in Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela complex, Scar was created by Brazilian artist Bia Lessa.
Scar presented the stories of 20 women from Rio de Janeiro, both as unique individuals and as part of a collective expression of resistance, as part of the Women of the World Festival at Southbank Centre. The piece was produced as an artistic output of the transcontinental project Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).