A multi-disciplinary art exhibition on the topic of gender based violence (GBV) is opening today at the World Bank in Washington, DC. The exhibition  is entitled “1 in 3,” since an estimated one in three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. “1 in 3” includes art from around the world - photographs, paintings, drawings, sculpture; films and videos; posters from advertising campaigns against GBV, and performing art.
Can art help fight violence against women and girls? We believe it can. Art helps raise awareness, art can help change behaviors, art also helps survivors heal. On Friday, May 23, during a panel discussion  from 12:30 to 2pm (EST), artists, including Nigerian actor Stella Damasus, will join World Bank experts to talk about the social and economic impact of GBV and to discuss solutions.
The World Bank Art Program invites you to join the discussion and explore how art and the creative industries can help tackle one of the biggest development challenges we are facing today: the global epidemic of violence against women and girls.
Join the live discussion: live.worldbank.org/1-in-3-gender-based-violence