Taking its title from a speech given by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights is an exhibition of Women’s rights and advocacy posters. In her speech, Clinton suggested that “if the term women’s rights were to be interchangeable with the term human rights the world community would be a better place because human rights effect the women who raise the world’s children, care for the elderly, run companies, work in hospitals, right for better education and better health care.” However, gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched around the world, with women denied access to employment, education and healthcare, suffer from violence and discrimination and are under-represented in political and economic decision-making.
This exhibition features 50 powerful graphic artworks created by both men and women actively challenging gender inequality and stereotypes and celebrating and acknowledging the role that all citizens can play in protecting and promoting human rights. Curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor Emerita, Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston the exhibition has already been exhibited in 30 venues across 11 countries. Alongside the collection of posters, designers from Sheffield Hallam University have respond to the exhibition’s provocation with a set of further posters.