Special exhibition

Resilience - stories of women inspiring change

25 November 2022 to  11 December 2022
National Gallery, Multimedia Centre "Mala Stanica", Skopje, North Macedonia

National Gallery, Multimedia Centre "Mala Stanica"
Special exhibition: Resilience

National Gallery, Multimedia Centre "Mala Stanica"

The World Press Photo Foundation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands present a selection of stories, awarded in the World Press Photo Contests from 2000 to 2021, that highlight the resilience and challenges of women, girls and communities around the world.

Gender equality and justice is a fundamental human right critical in supporting cohesive societies. Yet women around the world face deeply entrenched inequality and remain underrepresented in political and economic roles. Worldwide in 2021, women represented just 26.1% of some 35,500 parliament seats, only 22.6% of over 3,400 ministers, and 27% of all managerial positions. Violence against women prevails as a serious global health and protection issue. An estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

This joint exhibition conveys the commitment of the Netherlands to women’s rights and gender equality and justice. Multiple voices, documented by 17 photographers of 13 different nationalities, offer insights into issues including sexism, gender-based violence, reproductive rights, and access to equal opportunities. The selection of stories explores how women and gender issues have evolved in the 21st century and how photojournalism has developed in the ways of portraying them.

See a selection of the stories and photographs on display.

Event location

National Gallery, Multimedia Centre "Mala Stanica"
 "Jordan Mijalkov" 18, Skopje

Tel.+389 (0) 2 3126 856

Visiting hours

Tuesday-Sunday : 10:00 -18:00
Closed on Monday.


Free admission

Organization details

Macedonian Centre for Photography
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Additional information 

In addition, the project foresees a training course on press/documentary photography intended to all individuals willing to explore more on the subject. The training course will be open and inclusive, designed upon specific format which includes a series of lectures on photojournalism followed by practical work (shooting) on the theme under supervision of the trainer and the assistant. After the shooting in a joint session the individual photographs will be analyzed by the trainer and selection of the most successful photographs will be made.