After all the exploration and the research that has been collected, I’ve found out that when it comes to women’s rights, Lebanon still lags far behind foreign countries. This project addresses women’s rights in Lebanon, which are far from being respected. For example, a woman cannot transfer citizenship to her child; women don’t have quotas in the parliament etc. From ‘honor killings’ to legal restrictions, women in the Arab world face a wide range of challenges.
Therefore, I decided that the use of stamp as a powerful communicative medium fits perfectly the topic at hand. These miniature creations are reproduced in great numbers and are subject to extensive exposure, which makes them as great vehicles for raising international consciousness on such a critical issue.
The name of the project ‘’Tara’’ refers to a female Goddess who is known under different names in every culture. Goddess of peace and protection, she embodies the feminine strengths of caring and compassion, the ability to endure stressful and even terrifying moments, the acts of creation, and the source of sustenance and protection. Not only ‘’Tara’’ means the Goddess in other cultures, but also it means ‘’To see’’ in Arabic.
This matching title is a pun to shed up light on Women’s rights in Lebanon.
CELINE SALAME BA GRAPHIC DESIGN - NDU