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Online Namibian Art Exhibit BRINGING GLOBAL AWARENESS TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE.


In the Name of Love – Lawrence, Kansas Five pieces from the art exhibit were displayed at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS with the help of the KU Model United Nations Club. The opening program of the Lawrence exhibit was held on February 8, 2014, at the University of Kansas Memorial Union. Dr. Curt Brungardt of Jana’s Campaign and Hem Matsi of Victims2Survivors attended and held a discussion on the message of the art and gender-based violence with students and faculty. After the program, the collection was moved to the Ecumenical Campus Ministries on the University of Kansas Campus and will be displayed there until March 8, 2014.


In the Name of Love - Hays, KS The opening ceremony for the majority of the collection was held in Hays, Kansas at the Hays Arts Center on the evening of February 8, 2014. In addition to the international art from Namibia, there were three pieces from China and several created by local artists. Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt of Jana’s Campaign, Brenda Meder of the Hays Arts Council, and Hem Matsi of Victims2Survivors spoke during the opening ceremony about their desire to bring awareness to the global social disease of gender-based violence.


UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations – UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, INFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank – and works closely with global and national partners to maximize results for the AIDS response. Learn more at: unaids.org.

Victims2Survivors: This organization is dedicated to transforming victims into survivors by promoting awareness, social education, legislative tactics, educational seminars, public speaking, advocating and collaborating with other organizations to break the silence of sexual abuse, of child sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic child sex trafficking and domestic violence. Learn more at: facebook.com/Victims2SurvivorsBreakingtheSilence/info

Jana’s Campaign: In honor of the late Jana Mackey and other victims of domestic violence, a committed group of activists created Jana’s Campaign, Inc. with the single mission of reducing gender and relationship violence. “We believe it is our responsibility to use the story of Jana’s life and the story of her death to help reduce violence against women.” Through our program activities, Jana’s Campaign aims to play a significant role in breaking the cycle of domestic and dating violence and be a catalyst for social change. Learn more at: facebook.com/JanasCampaign


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