'Silent Voices IV' is the fourth annual exhibition of art created by residents of EWA'A Shelters for Victims of Human Trafficking. The exhibition is the result of a series of workshops with 24 hour EWA'A residents led by artist Jennifer Simon over six months at shelters in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ras al Khaimah.
A total of 17 Ewa’a residents participated, creating 82 artworks on canvas, plus interior design objects, decorated plates and a stunning skittle installation.
Located at Pearl Court in Yas Mall, the exhibition continues until May 14 and all proceeds from the sale of the artworks will be donated to EWA'A.
The skittle installation, pictured above, was first conceived two years ago. According to the artist the idea behind the installation is 'No matter what life bowls at you and knocks you down, you can get back up and face it again'.
Human trafficking is an international, cross-border crime. It is the modern form of slavery. It is the world's third largest crime after drug and arms trafficking. Its most vulnerable victims are women and children.
Here are three of my favourite: to see complete artworks, click HERE.