TARA

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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

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