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"This is a Woman's World"

06/03/2018 to 26/03/2018

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Brussels will launch the photography exhibition, "This is a Woman's World," on 6 March at the Halles de Saint-Géry.

The photo exhibition consists of a series of 20 portraits capturing the daily struggle of displaced women, and their strength in overcoming hardship and rebuilding their lives in society.

The free exhibition will run from 6 to 26 March and is supported by the European Commission which is currently leading the global initiative "Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies".

Additionally, on 8 March, the European Commission's directorate-general for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations and UNHCR will host a roundtable discussion "Operationalising the Call to Action on Protection from Gender Based Violence in Emergencies".

The Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies, currently led by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, is a global initiative aimed at fundamentally transforming the way gender-based violence is addressed in humanitarian emergencies through collective action. The roundtable will enable pannellists to address challenges and opportunities in the operationalisation of their commitments, and shed light on good practices and lessons learnt in the implementation of their activities.

Following the roundtable, there will be a reception and concert marking the inauguration of the photo exhibition “This is a Woman’s World”. Registration for the roundtable is free.


Date: 06/03 – 26/03

Location: Halles Saint-Géry, 1 Place Saint-Géry, outdoor exhibition space, under the glass canopy, 1000 Brussels

Roundtable discussion

Date: 08/03/2017

Time: 16:00 – 17:30. A welcome coffee will be served from 15:30

Location: Halles Saint-Géry, 1 Place Saint-Géry, 1000 Brussels

Register for the roundtable here.

Last updated 15/01/2019