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ART & DIPLOMACY by Diana Stauer: Humantrafficking Awareness through art.

In every country and culture, more action is needed to ensure that all members of our society in all their diversity, especially women and children,  live a life free of violence and coercion.

Preventing and responding to violence against most vulnerable members of our society is a human rights, gender equality and public health priority.

On 25 November 1960, the Mirabal sisters were brutally assassinated because of their identity as women and activists. Their only crime was having fought for their rights against the Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 48/104 for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which defines this type of violence as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” Consequently, to solidify this decision, in 1999 the General Assembly proclaimed 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

This is why ART & DIPLOMACY by Diana Stauer: Art Basel Miami 2022 Culture and Awareness Project events will start early this year, on November 25th and will be going on till December 10th.

Most human trafficking survivors are not able to explicitly disclose their experiences. This principle is reflected the artworks of the series Humantrafficking Awareness.