The global touring photo exhibition ‘Resilience - stories of women inspiring change’ kicks off today at Drik Gallery. The exhibition has been organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in partnership with Drik Picture Library.
The inauguration ceremony will be taking place at 4:30 pm today at the 8th floor of the DrikPath Bhobon. Kingdom of Netherlands ambassador to Bangladesh Anne van Leeuwen, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan and Managing Director of Drik Picture Library Shahidul Alam will attend the inauguration programme.
The exhibition will showcase a selection of stories, awarded in the World Press Photo Contests from 2000 to 2021, that highlight the resilience and challenges of women, girls and communities around the world.
The exhibition will continue till December 10 every day from 3 pm to 8 pm on Level 2.
To deepen the audience’s engagement there will be three-panel discussions as side events to the special exhibition on November 28, December 1 and December 8 from 5 pm to 6 pm.
The first panel discussion will be on ‘Women as change makers in society’. On December 1, discussion on ‘Men as advocates for women empowerment’ will take place. The last panel discussion will be on ‘Gender sensitivity in media’ which will be on December 8.