Dumfries & Galloway College Hosts ‘Violence Unseen’ Photography Exhibition

A photography exhibition highlighting gender-based violence has been hosted at Dumfries and Galloway College.

As part of the 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence campaign, staff and students have teamed up with the local White Ribbon campaign to promote gender equality and raise awareness of gender-based violence.

During the campaign, the South of Scotland college provided space for the Violence Unseen travelling photography exhibition produced by Zero Tolerance Scotland.

The Violence Unseen exhibition explores hidden forms of violence against women with a particular focus on the effects of revenge porn, women with learning disabilities, women in prostitution, and transgender women.

At the launch event for the exhibition, which included a fascinating talk about the White Ribbon campaign given by Research and Information Officer for Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls, Luis Pombo, attendees were also shown the short film ‘Killing Us Softly’ which discusses gender bias in the media.

Photographs by Dumfries and Galloway College student, Lynne Smith, were among those that formed the exhibition.

As part of its commitment to ensuring gender issues are discussed as widely as possible, the exhibit has been shown at both the college’s Dumfries and Stranraer campuses with similar launch events also taking place.

Dumfries and Galloway College aims to be a fully-engaged part of the community in the South of Scotland and believes hosting events for causes such as gender equality is a critical part of continuing to achieve this.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“We were happy to welcome this important and worthwhile event, with its striking photography and necessary messaging, to our campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer.

“Gender equality and gender-based violence are issues that are thankfully gaining more attention of late and we at Dumfries and Galloway College are proud to have done our bit to help.

“Our college community strives to ensure that all are treated equally, regardless of gender, and will continue to do so into the future.”

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