LWF community centers work to identify and prevent gender-based violence
(LWI) - “During a war, it is usual to be proud only of those fighting. Those who fight on the front lines, save lives, and volunteer. But we often forget about women brave enough to leave their homes and take their children to a safer place,” says Maria Kurashkina, producer and photographer. With her associate Polina Solyanko, project manager and copywriter, they realized the photography project “Ya Taka Smilyva” (“I am so brave” in Ukrainian) to celebrate Ukrainian women’s strength and courage. Their powerful portraits are currently displayed in the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) community center in Gdansk, Poland.
The exhibition is one of many events and activities the six LWF community centers in Poland have been organizing for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December every year.