On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner
Girls Are Not Toys is a localised street art exhibition celebrating the lives of women and girls in urban and regional communities.
Awareness raising, the project advocates the safety and wellbeing of women and girls, whilst educating about the underlying social conditions that contribute to the different types of gender violence that can be experienced over a lifetime, in our communities.
The artworks are made through a participatory workshop process, and are an opportunity for women and girls to come together to share ideas, educate others and contribute to the rising Lived Experience and #METOO movement.
Girls Are Not Toys presents fresh ideas on victim stereotyping, challenging ideas of passivity often seen in violence against women campaigns. The project exhibits images of strong, feisty women and girls in public spaces and places to flip the narrative.
The Bird [click to hear audio description]
Listen [click to hear audio description]
Safety 101 [click image to audio description]
I'm Not Your Pet [click to hear audio description]
It's Not Only Sticks and Stones [click to hear audio description]
Willing and Able to Work [click to hear audio description]
In Australia, violence against women is called many different things, including domestic violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault
GYMPIE EXHIBITION PROJECT LAUNCH
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 MARCH 2019
Who rules the world? GYMPIE GIRLS
Join us for the public launch at Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie on International Women’s Day 8 March 2019, at 10.30am to help celebrate the lives of women and girls in the Gympie community.
A map and artwork audioguide will be available for download on this site, from March 8 and artworks remain around town until 8 April 2019.
[Left to Right GYMPIE CREW: Khira, Crystal, Zahlia, Kovit and Mia]
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Girls Are Not Toys Artists and Facilitators
The Girls Are Not Toys Project respectfully acknowledges the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people of the Gympie region. The project acknowledges all Elders past, present and emerging, the traditional custodians and protectors across the Aboriginal Countries in which we work. We are honoured to live and work across these lands and nations – Always was, always will be.