When our people were in pain, they sang this pain in songs and healed wounds with hand-embroidered cloth. The cloth is a speech expressed in the artistic language of ornament, where every symbol has a meaning. They are part of our code. They are part of the people's memory of where this war will be one day.
We embroidered cloths by hand to retell stories of sexual violence committed by russian occupiers against people who do not exist in reality. But these stories are collected from dark events that happened in real life, and from the bright ones, that definitely will happen. It will happen, because the fact is: wounds will heal, life will win, and we will overcome everything.
Our mission is to help survivors of wartime sexual violence get all the information they need about how and where to get medical, psychological, and legal help in one place.
MARCH 2-15, 2023
MAIN RAILWAY STATION VENUE
The art project "Embroidered with pain" was created within the framework of the project "Women's leadership: on the road to the recovery of Ukraine" - which was financed thanks to the help of Great Britain from the government of Great Britain and implemented by the Pact organization and the consulting agency One Health.
However, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the UK government.