The exhibition "They are the revolution", organised by Amnesty International, opened yesterday at Vilamuseu. It deals with the defence of women's rights in Afghanistan, which have been drastically reduced after the return to power of the Taliban in August 2021. It consists of excerpts from interviews that Amnesty International conducted with sixteen women who had developed their professional careers as teachers, sportswomen, lawyers, etc. and who have had to emigrate or remain without practising their profession due to the harsh repression they are suffering.
In her speech, the representative of Amnesty International Marina Baixa, Mari Pau Vila, denounced the situation in Afghanistan and other places in the world where human rights are being violated, but also offered ways of collaboration to combat these injustices. The fact of visiting the exhibition and learning about this reality already helps to ensure that it does not go unnoticed, that it is not silenced.
This is the third Amnesty International exhibition to visit Vilamuseu, which with these actions helps to make social injustices visible, particularly the fight for women's rights.
The exhibition can be visited until 27 November and arrangements are being made for an Afghan human rights defender to come and give a talk during the last week of the exhibition.
For her part, the councillor for equality, Asunción Lloret, stressed the importance of the fight for women's rights and safety in our immediate context and announced a march on 25 November to mark the International Day against violence against women.