Violence Unseen - exhibition comes to Fife

Archived news: published on Friday 29 Mar 2019 by Fife Council

Violence Unseen exhibition comes to Fife

Violence Unseen exhibition comes to Fife

A photography exhibition exploring forms of violence against women that are still misunderstood, hidden and unacknowledged by mainstream society is showcasing in Fife.

Supported by Fife Council and the Fife Violence Against Women Partnership, the exhibition will be in Rosyth Library next week and moves to Lochgelly Community Centre on April 16.

Sheila Noble is the Partnership Co-ordinator. She explained: "Over the past decades there have been dramatic changes to public attitudes around some aspects of men’s violence against women.

"However domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women are still prevalent in Scotland today, especially for groups of women who face other forms of discrimination; women with learning disabilities, women who sell sex, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LBT) and black and minority ethnic women.

"The Partnership is working with the Zero Tolerance charity  who have created Violence Unseen, with award-winning photographer Alicia Bruce.

"Working with groups and individuals affected by men’s violence they have created photographs that explore the types of violence against women that remain unseen and unacknowledged by mainstream society. The photographs shine a light on the types of violence against women that still remain unacceptably hidden and better represent the constellation of women’s lived experiences.

"We would encourage as many Fifers as possible to take the opportunity to see this important exhibition which is free and open to the public from the 1st April – 10th May across Fife." 

Rachel Adamson, Director of Zero Tolerance added: “We are pleased to be working with the council and the VAW Partnership in Fife. We hope the exhibition will raise awareness of these issues and encourage people to think about what they can do to tackle violence against women.”

2nd – 12th April – Rosyth Library

16th – 26th April – Lochgelly Community Centre

30th April – 10th May – Kirkcaldy Townhouse

(Please be aware that the exhibition will only be accessible during the hours of business in the three locations)

Please note that some of the content in the exhibition deals with sexual violence, abuse and exploitation which some people might find upsetting.

 

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