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

It’s the 2023 International Women’s Day! Today, and all year-round, MAWS honours the courage and resilience of all women affected by gender-based violence (GBV) with the launch of our new initiative: a virtual art gallery on our website, featuring poetry and art from Manitoba women who have been affected by GBV. We will be accepting submissions for our Virtual Art Gallery all year-round, so we encourage folks to submit their pieces to us at or send them to Amber Merucci at

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


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