Anthology of Stories and Paintings by Women Artists Launched in Jordan

24 March 2019
Photo © UNFPA Jordan

Approximately 250 people gathered at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts for the launch of the book titled, Empowering Women through Painting – Jordan. This bilingual book, developed by Seven Circles, celebrates the female art scene in Jordan by featuring the stories and paintings of 88 women artists from diverse backgrounds. The book brings together public and private sectors, civil society, academia, impact funds, and aid agencies to empower women artists economically and socially.

Empowering Women through Painting – Jordan aims to address gender inequality in regard to social justice. Therefore, a portion of the proceeds from the book will go to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) and will be invested in psychosocial and legal programs that help women who have been exposed to gender-based violence. A list of shelters and centers is also included in the book.

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