Women and Slavery: Telling Their Stories Exhibit
An exhibition to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade was on display in the United Nations Visitors’ Lobby in New York from 12 March to 9 April 2015.
The exhibition features the stories of enslaved women who endured the harsh conditions of forced labour and sexual exploitation, yet found the courage to fight for freedom. These women also succeeded in transmitting their African culture and heritage to their descendants, despite the many abuses that they had to bear. In addition, it shines a light on free women who fought for abolition of the slavery system.
This exhibition is produced by the Remember Slavery Programme in partnership with the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France, which published an extensive account of women and slavery in its exhibition Dix Femmes Puissantes.
- 11 March 2015 - Note to correspondents ‘Women and Slavery: Telling Their Stories’ an Exhibition on Transatlantic Slave Trade Opens at United Nations
- Panels from the exhibit: [English ] [Français ] [Español ] [Português ]
Statements delivered on the occasion of the opening of the exhibit on 12 March 2015
- Welcoming remarks by Master of Ceremonies, Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information
- Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Ms. Sherman-Peter, Permanent Observer of CARICOM to the United Nations
- Remarks by Mrs. Louise Sharene Bailey, Senior Political Officer, Officer-in-Charge of the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United Nations
- Remarks by Ms. Michele Mitchell, Associate Professor of History at New York University