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Sex Trafficking Awareness

Sex Trafficking Awareness - This mural was completed by Joel Artista alongside students from the University of Dayton's Art Street Centre for the Sex Trafficking Awareness Project. This campaign aims to raise awareness of forced prostitution and the sexual exploitation of women and girls in the USA. 

In this image expressions of sex trafficking are combined with an image of the Roman goddess Proserpina. In the mural, she struggles to break free from her captor, the god of the underworld, and her mother, whose hand reaches out for her.

Artist: Joel Artista.

Country: USA.

Rights: Image courtesy of Joel Artista.

Find out more by visiting http://rightsandjustice.nottingham.ac.uk/items/show/207.

Together We Can End Human Trafficking

Together We Can End Human Trafficking - This awareness of modern slavery in West Bengal and hopes to educate people on human trafficking and enlist their help to end slavery. It was inspired by a photograph that was taken by Brooke Shaden when she worked with Kolata Sanved, an organisation that helps survivors of trafficking with dance therapy. Shaden partnered with the women and the girls to create a series of photographic self-portraits in which they each chose a pose that they felt represented their stories. Sangeeta portrayed herself having her ankle gripped by a menacing hand, while she reached toward another hand for support.

Artist: Joel Artista with Aninyda, Saptarshi, Santanu and Binod.

Country: Siliguri, India.

Rights: Mural created with local artists in Siliguri. Lead Artist: Joel Artista. Partners: Artolution, Meridian International Center, Shakti Vahini and the US Consulate in Kolkata. Image credit Artolution.

Find out more by visiting http://rightsandjustice.nottingham.ac.uk/items/show/119.

Slave Labour

Slave Labour - This Bansky piece was placed on the side of a Poundland store in Wood Green, London in May 2012. It was created by the artist in protest against the use of sweatshops to create Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics memorabilia in 2012. It features a child crouching on the ground, sewing together bunting with the Union Jack. It has become an iconic image of child labour and child slavery. 

Artist: Banksy.

Country: United Kingdom.

Rights Image courtesy of DeptfordJon.

Find out more by visiting http://rightsandjustice.nottingham.ac.uk/items/show/131.

Child Labour Free Street Art

Child Labour Free Street Art - This mural was completed as part of the Shoreditch Art Wall and supported the launch of the UK branch of the organisation, Child Labour Free. It was revealed on the World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June 2016 alongside the sale of limited edition t-shirts with the designs of the mural. The proceeds of this went to the development of the Child Labour Free child care centre, which helps children in red light districts in Kolkata, India.

Artist: Victoria Villasana and Zabou.

Country: United Kingdom.

Rights: Image courtesy of Maureen Barlin and Shoreditch Street Art Tours.

Find out more by visiting http://rightsandjustice.nottingham.ac.uk/items/show/91.

Release

Release - This mural is part of the ‘Handle with Care Project’, a Dallas-based organisation that is dedicated to fighting slavery through the arts.  'Release' is the central piece in a city-wide mural project 'Deface a Wall Not a Body'. The birds that are released in this mural are then painted all around Dallas. The birds symbolise survivors being released from captivity and rebuilding their lives over time.

Artist: James Bullough.

Country: USA.

Rights: Image courtesy of James Bullough.

Find out more by visiting http://rightsandjustice.nottingham.ac.uk/items/show/93.

#Bring Back Our Girls

#Bring Back Our Girls - The piece supports the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, which raised awareness of the kidnap of 276 Chibok girls in Nigeria on 14th April 2014. Many of these girls were sexual exploited and forced into marriage. This mural shows the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, who campaigns for girls to have access to education and supports the campaign and called for the Nigerian government to do more to save these girls.

As of 2018, of the kidnapped 57 girls managed to escape, 107 were released, and 112 are still missing. The campaign is demanding that the Nigerian government rescue the remaining girls and reunite them with their families.

Artist: Zimmer.

Country: USA.

Rights: Image courtesy of Urban75.

Find out more by visiting http://rightsandjustice.nottingham.ac.uk/items/show/208.

Indiria

Indiria - This mural tells the story of a seven-year-old girl who is enslaved and works in a granite quarry near Katmandu, Nepal, the granite is sent to Britain to provide stone tiles for patios. Indira and the other children working at the quarry are forced to perform dangerous jobs with little or no safety gear. If they refuse, their employer withholds food from their family.

Artist: Lmnopi.

Country: USA.

Rights: Image courtesy of Lmnopi.

Find out more by visiting http://rightsandjustice.nottingham.ac.uk/items/show/90.