do 08.05 - za 14.06.2008
auteur: Sofie Muller
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
With this exhibition Yasmine Geukens&Marie-Paule De Vil aim to draw attention to internatioal women's issues in a positive and symbolic way, through art.
They invited 8 leading female Belgian artists were invited. Some of them established artists who gained national and international recognition during the last 25 years; some of them younger artists who recently, slowly but surely, have made international headway. All of them accepted to create a work for which they drew inspiration from the resolution or which refers to the position of women in general.
The unanimous adoption of UN-SCR-1325 in 2000 was a break-through in the evolution of international women's issues, peace and security issues. It was he first formal and legal document from the UN Security Council that requires parties in a conflict to respect women's rights and to support their participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstraction.
UN-SCR-1325 was the first Resolution specifically addressing the disproportionate and unique impact of war on women, and women's special under-valued and under-utilized contributions to conflict andsustainable peace. It urges women's equal and full participation as active agents in peace and security.
In October 2006 Belgium was elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2007-08. During this period various organizations have argued that Belgium should focus more attention on the implementation of the resolution at an international level.
Proceeds of the sales of the artworks will be donated to the relief-fund SOS. Stop sexual terror in East-Congo.
Rersonal contributions can be made on the bankaccount of the fund:
000-3256971-02, mention "UN-SCR-1325"
8 female Belgian artists accepted to create a work inspired by UN-SCR-1325: Berlinde De Bruyckere, Karin Hanssen, Kati Heck, Ann Veronica Janssens, Marie-Jo Lafontain, Sofie Muller, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Cindy Wright