Entries by Creating Rights

The Power of Narratives

by Njomza Miftari Often times, human rights concerns become a hot topic when they occur in grave violations or in places far away from us but sometimes we can also learn from situations taking place in smaller communities. On the 29th of October 2018, I attended a small exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, where a number […]

Meet the Syrians

Meet the Syrians is a one-week celebration event that gathers over 100 Syrian artists from all over the world to celebrate art for freedom, with the goal of showing art work and connecting with other communities as artists, freedom seekers and fellow humans. This event holds an art exhibition, screening of videos made by digital artists, […]

The Virtual Gallery

A permanent project Creating Rights undertakes is to display a virtual and temporary exhibition of art works by socially engaged artists on its website. We envision Creating Rights’ platform to offer visibility to emerging artists from everywhere in the world for whom art became a necessity or a means to express visions of human rights. You can see […]

Dance or Die: A Story of Dance over War

By Nolwenn Guibert “I dance to be free, to be strong, to look for a perfect world” Dance or Die is a story of exile and survival. It is the story of Ahmad Joudeh, a Palestinian –born Syrian dancer who grew up in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus and who defied the odds of war […]

Movies that Matter 2018 – Creating Rights’ selection

By Manon Beury Every year at the end of March, the festival Movies that Matter comes to The Hague, The Netherlands, and reminds us that camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference. During this year’s edition, more than 70 movies about human rights will be screened between March 23 and March 31, 2018. As the […]

“Dance or Die” with Ahmad Joudeh

By Nolwenn Guibert The 15th edition of the Cinedans festival is taking place in Amsterdam this week between 14 and 18 March. Cinedans is a “Dance on Screen” festival that showcases carefully selected dance films and documentaries about internationally renowned dancers and choreographers. On Sunday, 18th March, as part of the festival and the “De Wolf Danst” […]

The Great Lakes Region Working Group Conference – Working with The Hague Peace Project

On 11 November 2017, Creating Rights was invited to give an art workshop at the annual conference of the Great Lakes Region diaspora group from The Hague Peace Projects at the International Institute for Social Sciences in The Hague, The Netherlands. The theme of the third edition of the conference was Women and Men and Peacebuilding. Fiana Gantheret, […]

Post I : The Protection of Cultural Heritage : An Obligation

By Audrey Weiss and Fiana Gantheret Looting and destruction of one people’s cultural identity has been the norm in wars since the dawn of civilisation. For all that, the development of the international legal framework, in close collaboration with regional organisations – see the adoption in 2017 of the European Council Convention on Offenses relating to Cultural Properties […]

“Consciousness: Past and Present” – The oppression of women, by artist Shqipe Kamberi

By Njomza Miftari We sat down to speak to Artist Shqipe Kamberi in Pristina, Kosovo regarding her recent personal art exhibition titled “Consciousness: Past and Present” displayed at the National Museum of Kosovo. Shqipe began actively pursuing the arts upon graduating from the Academy of Arts at the University of Pristina in Kosovo in 1998. […]