Can we use art to discuss and highlight gender inequality in society?

 

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Single Parent

Risper Omongo / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“We are living in a world where being a single parent is considered normal ignoring the many challenges that the single parents undergo in the process of bringing up their children.

Loneliness, stress, fatigue, pressure are just some of the challenges single parents experience, most of them are left with one or no one to share what they are going through.“

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Loss and Suffering

Lourine Ochieng / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“While the kids had gone out playing, they were cought by surprise not knowing what to do after their only source of shelter had cought fire from reflection from the strong ultra violet rays from the sun. They had no means to put off the fire since the muddy water was so little to be collected and the only thing they had to do at that particular time was to only feel sorry for themselves.”

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Hope for a Bright Future

Esther Mumbua / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“Successful woman are always ready to face the challenges and difficulties in life. As a woman its great to have a great vision. Women do everything with love and happiness to build their legacy”

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Feminism

Lourine Ochieng / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“In the society we live today, girls seem to have less equal rights and opportunities. The same society prides in boys at the expense of the girl child. Women’s greatest role in a family was to bear children, and when she bore female children, men won’t show them any concern, attention and affection.”

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Antonette Apondi / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“Imagine a city where people are aesthetically open-minded, where people are not considering a woman’s beauty as that of the face alone, but have that eye of her whole beauty. Call it a city of artists.”

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Antonette Apondi / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“Imagine a city where people are aesthetically open-minded, where people are not considering a woman’s beauty as that of the face alone, but have that eye of her whole beauty. Call it a city of artists.”

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Esther Mumbua / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“As a woman living in the rural area we have more possibility as compared to those living in the urban. Rural area provides opportunity for woman to be creative and involved in creative activity such as sculpturing which can be an easy source of income.”