Special exhibition

Resilience - stories of women inspiring change: Rome, Italy

25 November 2023 to  15 December 2023
University Rome 3, Faculty of Architecture, Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy
Special exhibition: Resilience

Rome, Italy

The World Press Photo Foundation, the Kingdom of the Netherlands present a selection of stories, awarded in the annual World Press Photo Contest from 2000 to 2021, that highlight the resilience and challenges of women, girls and communities around the world.

Gender equality and justice are fundamental human rights critical in supporting cohesive societies. Yet women around the world face deeply entrenched inequality and remain underrepresented in political and economic roles. Worldwide in 2021, women represented just 26.1% of some 35,500 parliament seats, only 22.6% of over 3,400 ministers, and 27% of all managerial positions. Violence against women prevails as a serious global health and protection issue. An estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

This joint exhibition conveys the commitment of the Netherlands to women’s rights and gender equality and justice. Multiple voices, documented by 17 photographers of 13 different nationalities, offer insights into issues including sexism, gender-based violence, reproductive rights, and access to equal opportunities. The selection of stories explores how women and gender issues have evolved in the 21st century and how photojournalism has developed in the ways of portraying them. See a selection of the photos on display.

Event location

University Rome 3, Faculty of Architecture (Rome's former slaughter house)
Largo Giovanni Battista Marzi 10

Visiting hours

Everyday: 7.30 - 20.30



Organization details

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome

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Sponsor details

University Rome 3

Image credit: Catalina Martin-Chico