Resilience - stories of women inspiring change: Alexandria, Egypt

February 6, 2024 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

 Via World Press Photo Foundation

February 6, 2024

color photograph of arms outstretched above water of a swim instructor in Xanzibar
Anna Boyiazis: Swim instructor Chema, 17, snaps her fingers as she disappears underwater in Nungwi, Zanzibar, 2016

Resilience - stories of women inspiring change: Alexandria, Egypt featuring Gallery photographer Anna Boyiazis

01 February 2024 to  21 February 2024

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 is a fundamental human right 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 stories and photographs on display.

Event information
IFE (Institut français d'Egypte à Alexandrie)
30 Nabi Daniel street, Al Attarin Sharq,
Al Attarin, Alexandria

Visiting hours
Monday to Thursday : 9.00 - 21.00
Friday and Saturday: 10.00 - 20.00
Sunday : 9.00 - 21.00


Tags: equality Finding Freedom in the Water resilience swimming water Women's Rights World Press Photo Zanzibar