The "Women's Cry" photographic exhibition, curated by Lia Beltrami in collaboration with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO) through its World Women's Observatory (WWO), has landed in New York during the United Nations General Assembly's 78th session. This powerful exhibition, initially displayed in St. Peter's Square last May with the collaboration of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication, is a testament to the resilience of women in remote areas and conflict-ridden countries.
Continuing to garner significant acclaim, the exhibition underscores the global impact of director Lia Beltrami's work in portraying the stories of resilience and hope among women worldwide.
The Perelman Arts Center, near Ground Zero, provided an exceptional venue for this exhibition, which emphasizes women's voices and their contributions to peace and human dignity. With 26 evocative photographs from global photographers, "Emotions to Generate Change - Women's Cry" captures the hope and strength of women from Togo to Ukraine, from the Amazon to Bangladesh.
The exhibition's message of fraternity, reconciliation, and against discrimination aligns with Pope Francis' Encyclical, Fratelli tutti. It shines a light on the courage and hope of women who overcome obstacles for the well-being of their families and communities.
In addition to the exhibition, a docufilm titled "Guardians of the Rainforest", created by Lia and Marianna Beltrami, was screened, highlighting indigenous women's efforts to protect rainforests in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Borneo. The event, hosted at the international office of Religions for Peace, emphasized the critical role of women in safeguarding the environment.