Washington, DC, 2018
Vital Voices Golden Door to Freedom

On September 20, 2018, ArtWorks for Freedom partnered with Vital Voices Global Partnership to create a new Golden Door to Freedom with its Global Freedom Exchange Fellows. For more than two decades, Vital Voices Global Partnership has invested in women leaders who are defending human rights, fostering economic growth and safeguarding political freedoms. Their work is centered on the key belief that investing in women leaders is the most efficient way to transform lives and to accelerate peace and prosperity in communities. Their annual Global Freedom Exchange program brings together a cohort of between 15-25 women confronting human trafficking in their home countries to the United States for a two-week interactive learning and networking experience.

ArtWorks joined the 2018 class of Global Freedom Exchange Fellows to create a Golden Door to Freedom – our participatory art project that turns abandoned doors into dramatic vehicles for communal focus on human trafficking and brings people into the art making process to further awareness raising. We were honored to partner with Vital Voices and the women of the Global Freedom Exchange on this important project.