Current Exhibition

FCB Kobza_More Education for Girls in Islamic Countries

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-Based Inequality, Violences & Discrimination 

On exhibit at the Anderson Gallery at Drake University from September 5 – October 18, 2019.

Organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor Emerita of Graphic Design, at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Co-sponsored by Drake’s Department of Art and Design and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination features posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens should play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing sexual and reproductive rights, and protecting women and girls against brutality. These posters promote women’s empowerment and participation in society while challenging religious and cultural norms and patriarchal attitudes that subordinate, stigmatize or restrict women from achieving their fullest potential. In their collective visual voice, these posters are designed to jolt the viewer’s sense of collective responsibility to challenge prevailing attitudes toward gender inequality and discrimination, while provoking both a healthy discomfort and an empathetic response in the viewers.

All are welcome to attend related programming which has been coordinated by Dr. Melisa Klimaszewski, Professor of English and Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. This series features faculty from a range of disciplines who will share reaction to the exhibition and facilitate discussion.

  • Tuesday, September 24 from 4:00-5:00pm = Dr. Jill Allen, Psychology
  • Thursday, October 3 from 4:00-5:00pm = Dr. Maura Lyons, Art History
  • Monday, October 7 from 3:30-4:30pm = Dr. Maryann Huey, Mathematics
  • Thursday, October 10 from 5:00pm-6:15pm = Dr. Debra DeLaet and her class on Human Rights and World Politics.
  • Wednesday, October 16 from 5:00pm-6:15pm = Dr. Debra DeLaet and her class on Gender and War.

All events are free and open to the public.  Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-4:00pm and until 8:00pm on Thursdays. Closed Mondays and for fall break on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Open by appointment. Contact: or 515-271-1994.

Image by FCB Kobza, More Education for Girls in Islamic Countries, 2013 for UNICEF; lead design by Alexandra Korolkova