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“Every Woman Counts”: Celebrating IWD2023 with the MAWS Virtual Art Gallery

The voting for the IWD2023 Art Contest has now ended. Thank you to everyone who submitted their votes. We’re proud to announce that Ruth Morris, author of the poem “I am the Phoenix” is the winner of our IWD2023 poetry & art contest! Read Ruth’s powerful poem about courage and resilience in our gallery below. The gallery will remain open and if you would like to submit your original work please contact us.

These individuals, artists, and poets featured below have broken the silence and stigma around GBV, and their work towards gender justice makes our communities safer, stronger, and more equal. It’s our privilege to be able to showcase the work of these incredible women, and we invite you to scroll down, experience the creative content below, and celebrate these women with us!

#EveryWomanCounts #EmbraceEquity

Heather Bartlett

Mary Ann Drazenovich

        If you would like to contribute your original work on this page, please contact MAWS.