From October 9, 2018 to January 20, 2019
Worldwide, 263 million* children go without an education. Although the rift between girls’ and boys’ access to it is closing, 18.5% of school-aged girls throughout the world are deprived of it, with 35.1% of these girls living in Sub-Saharan Africa. While it is not universally valued for a range of reasons – including poverty, violence and traditional family roles – the education of girls is key to bringing about gender equality and healthy, prosperous communities. The Museum invites visitors to consider this social issue from three different points of view through a dialogue between one of the works in its collection and a documentary work produced by The NOLA Project in Togo and Lesotho and the participatory project, The Woman Power.
* Source: UNESCO (February, 2018), “One in Five Children, Adolescents and Youth is Out of School”, Fact Sheet No. 48, UIS/FS/2018/ED/48.
From October 29, 2018 to January 13, 2019