OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Their names are Olja, Mariatu, Dzidza,
Amanda, Efrat, Nasrin, Qualam, Sarah, Shinaz, Zakiya, and Mah-Bibi.
Their stories are captured in Eleven Women Facing War, the latest exhibition at the Canadian War Museum. This exhibition, a
series of photographs and powerful first-person accounts captured by
celebrated photojournalist Nick Danziger, will be presented from
February 8 to April 21, 2013.
"Eleven Women Facing War is a revealing look at 11 individuals facing overwhelming
circumstances," said James Whitham, Director General of the Canadian
War Museum. "Their words and pictures document universal truths about
human conflict and the toll it takes. They speak for countless people
in conflict zones around the world."
In 2001, while working for the International Committee of the Red Cross,
Danziger travelled to Afghanistan, the Balkans, Israel, the Palestinian
Territories, Sierra Leone, and Colombia to document the stories of 11
women and girls affected by war. All had survived violence and profound
loss; their accounts revealed vulnerability, and a remarkable will to
survive. Their futures were uncertain, and the traumas of war were
What became of these 11 women? From 2008 to 2011, Danziger set out to
find each of the women, to learn how their lives had changed, ten years
after their first encounter. Incredibly, Danziger found all but one of
the women. They all provided him with updates about their lives and
their continuing struggles.
Mariatu Kamara, one of the women featured in the exhibition is now
living in Toronto. A child victim of the civil war in Sierra Leone,
Kamara is now UNICEF Canada's Special Representative for Children in
Armed Conflict. In recognition of International Women's Day on March 7,
the Canadian War Museum will host Kamara for a special evening public
Eleven Women Facing War is presented at the Canadian War Museum from February 8 until April 21,
2013 in the Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery.
An exhibition of photographs by Nick Danziger for the International
Committee of the Red Cross, presented by the Canadian War Museum.
The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history.
Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada's military
history in its personal, national, and international dimensions.
Image with caption: "Mariatu Kamara, one of the women featured in the exhibition Eleven Women Facing War at the Canadian War Museum. (CNW Group/Canadian War Museum)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130207_C4093_PHOTO_EN_23432.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian War Museum
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