Leith library is proud to be playing host to a month-long photography exhibition in honour of the 16 days of activism against gender violence. The art is created by a marvellously named Edinburgh-based women’s photography group, Wifie.
The 16 Days campaign was created in 1991, by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Its mission is to raise awareness of gender violence, promote the work of support organisations, link both local and international work to end violence against women, demonstrate solidarity towards women worldwide and to create tools to pressure governments to try and eliminate violence against women.
The campaign is bookended between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and International Human Rights Day, encompassing International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, World Aids Day and the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.
Wifie have put together an extraordinary exhibition in solidarity with the campaign, and this year, the group have been inspired by Themis, goddess of justice.
The exhibition will run from the 2nd-30th December: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Please pop down to support local talent and an extremely worthwhile cause.