Panama: Mothers' Stories; photo exhibition
This initiative aims to make visible the challenges that mothers, from different positions and contexts, must face. It deals with the challenges faced by mothers deprived of their liberty, the challenges faced by migrant mothers along the migration route, as well as those who provide support in the communities that receive migrants, and the contribution of volunteer mothers and workers of the International Red Cross Movement.
The exhibition has 40 portraits and each one has a QR code where you can find the extended story of each of the protagonists, both in Spanish and English. The chosen themes, which served as criteria for the selection of images, were detention, migration, host communities and Red Cross.
Marisela Silva Chau, head of the Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross for Panama and the Caribbean, mentioned that this exhibition has two purposes: to contribute to continue making visible the needs of migrant mothers, foster mothers and the work of volunteer mothers who make up the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and also to continue cultivating the value of empathy and the value of humanity.
Meanwhile, Juana Lopez Cordoba, Deputy Minister of the Panama Ministry of Government, invited us to reflect on this date and become aware of the role that we, as a society, have and the role that women's autonomy plays.
"Each image offers us the challenges and challenges those mothers live. These are portraits that mark a story, a feeling".
"I am pleased that of all the possible ways to commemorate, thank and honor the work of women volunteers, it is in the context of one of the most fundamental pillars of our strategy, which is to work with women. The evidence is overwhelming of what it means for the development of communities, working with them," said Irene Perurena, vice president of the City of Knowledge Foundation (CdS).
The ICRC Regional Delegation for Panama and the Caribbean, the Panamanian Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the City of Knowledge Foundation (CdS) and the Ministry of Government of Panama extend their invitation to all those who wish to read, listen and visualize the stories of mothers from different positions.
The MADRES exhibition will be on display free of charge at the City of Knowledge Plaza, until December 16.