A safe journey with her: Stories of Resilience and Empowerment Photographic Journey
Welcome to "A safe journey with her: Stories of Resilience and Empowerment Photographic Journey". This exhibition draws on the spirit of individuals and organizations working to support victims and survivors of gender-based violence, and especially violence against women and girls.
Through 22 images and stories, this exhibition captures the essence of courage, compassion, and community. Each photograph and narrative showcased here is a testament to the unwavering commitment of advocates, volunteers, leaders, and survivors themselves, who are the bedrock of support systems across Thailand. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the serene landscapes of Songkhla Province, these stories weave a tapestry of aid, justice, and healing.
This exhibition is not just a display of images; it is an ode to the silent battles fought and the quiet victories won in the face of adversity. It's a glimpse into the daily lives of champions who empower women and girls to reclaim their rights and dignities. Each story echoes a shared vision—a society where every individual is free from the threat of violence and where support is not just available but readily embraced.
As you walk through this space, let the resilience encapsulated in these photographs inspire you. Let the strength of these narratives move you to action. And most importantly, let the hope that radiates from each frame remind you that change is not just possible; it is unfolding every day, one life at a time.
We invite you to reflect on the power of solidarity and the beauty of a collective journey towards healing and empowerment. May this exhibition be a call to action, urging each of us to contribute to a world where equality and safety are not aspirations but realities for all.
Thank you for being part of this journey. Let us stand together, united in the fight against gender-based violence and in support of those who seek to rise above it.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the Embassies of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg for their generous support, which has been instrumental in bringing the stories of courage and resilience to light. A heartfelt thank you to the UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, whose leadership and commitment to human rights have inspired our collective efforts. Our sincere appreciation goes to UN Women and UNFPA for their unwavering dedication to gender equality and the health and well-being of women and girls across Thailand.
We are also immensely grateful to the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security for their vital role in advocating for social welfare and justice. To the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, our thanks for their collaboration and support in this important endeavor. Finally, our thanks to Wachira Benchathat Park for providing a serene and welcoming space for this exhibition.
Each of these organizations has contributed significantly to the success of this exhibition, and more importantly, to the ongoing support and empowerment of survivors of gender-based violence and violence against women and girls. Their collective vision for a safer, more equitable society resonates through every story shared within this exhibition.
This photo exhibition is generously funded by the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls within the programme "Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers' rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region" (Safe and Fair). Safe and Fair is part of the Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls by 2030, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN).