8 of March, International Woman's day
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.
Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength.*
I am really honoured that tonight I could have a small role in the open day contest curated by Sandra Ercolani, hand in hand with so many others to raise our voice and to shout "No Violence Against Women".
Un Gioiello Per La Vita (A Jewel For Life) is a first edition of national contest organised by Il 'Comitato Culturale di Volontariato Sinergie' (Piacenza), with a very strong theme: The Violence Against Women.
The jewelry pieces had to express the strength and courage of women, the fear they have inside, but also the desire to rebel and fight for their dignity. A symbolic representation of the pain but also of happiness, courage and the innate strength which nevertheless rules inside every woman.
20 selected pieces will be presented in an itinerary exhibition in Piacenza and its province till September 2017. First stop is at Palazzo Ghizzoni Nasalli, the prototype of the new way of living that popularise in Piacenza in the nineteenth century, from 8 of march till 18 of march.
The jury has selected the winners according to their originality, degree of innovation, wearability and correspondence with the Contest theme.
Cover Prize: Daniela Luzzu for 'Evasione' necklace.
Youngest artists with the best Score: Sogand Nobahar (Nobahar Design) for The Rebirth Of Lotus bracelet, Carmela Barbato for 'Il Filo Rosso' necklace and Margherita Berselli for 'Curandoti Il Pensiero' ring.