Commissions from the sale of exhibits fund WCCs organisational development. Right now WCC’s primary institutional goals for 2018 are a functional work space, recruiting a stellar team and deepening our understanding of our environment.
We want to make this an annual event to continue to encourage the development of arts, to encourage the use of art therapy for victim support and healing and to use art to end violence against women in Nigeria, Africa and globally.
Next years event will be bigger, better and attract a wider diversity of artists – professional, amateur and beginners. We will announce our theme and make a call for submissions in early July 2018. We will also bring you more women’s stories from the other IDP camps that are in and around Abuja.
The community advocates that WCC trained in conflict resolution in Owerri in 2002 to keep the domestic peace used their skills to keep the community peace too and we want to test and scale our model as quickly and prepare more women at the community level for participation in peace architecture which is a key demand of the NGWomen4Peace movement.
WCC will also design and manage a communications campaign for NGWomen4Peace to support the movement meet its goal to reach and mobilise a critical mass of women nationally for a march on International Women’s Day in 2018 demanding peace, dialogue and women’s inclusion in national decision making.
We’re super excited about the future. Join us on this journey as we continue to bring peace to women and girls in Nigeria and all over the world. Join is in our 16 Days of Activism to end gender based violence. Speak out against all forms of violence and especially violence against women and girls. Speak up for the victims of gender based violence. Take a stand.
Peace & Protection. Not promises