Feminism, it’s all about balance

Becki Miller AKA MOZE, recently painted this mural on Tibb Street, Manchester. The piece was part of the ’16 days of street art action’ event.

Tibb Street Mural

‘16 Days of Street Art Action’ is an inspirational project which aims to encourage dialogue and debate about the importance of feminism in achieving women’s human rights. It takes place in Manchester between 25th November and 10th December and marks the international campaign ‘16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women’ which this year calls for an end to militarism and violence against women in conflict.

During the campaign 16 pieces of street art created by 16 diverse women from across the North will appear in a variety of secret locations around Manchester, illustrating local women’s perspectives on feminism.

Project coordinators Jo Lane and Hilary Turley created the project as a way to promote positive ideas of feminism, but also to get young people thinking about gender equality and what that means in their day to day lives. For them this is fundamental in challenging violence against women and girls.

‘Up to 70% of women experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime – the majority by husbands, intimate partners or someone they know’ (World Health Organisation 1997)

Like this page to see up to date images and locations of the work as it gets created around Manchester. You can also follow the project @McrYouthMag and #16daysofstreetartaction