Flowering Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Sabiyha Prince| | USA | Screaming Target | 11” x 17”

Sabiyha Prince | USA | Body of Work | 30 x 40”



Sabiyha Prince | USA | Moving Target | 30 x 40”


Frida Martínez Aréas | Nicaragua | Illustration | People with disabilities have the right to establish safe and positive affective relationships. | 12” x 20”

NVISION LLP | Belize | The Women’s Empowerment Mural

Diana Echenique | Brazil | Mural

Ana-Marija Tomić | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Zea Mays I | 11” x 17”

Ana-Marija Tomić | Bosnia and Herzegovina |  Zea Mays II | 11” x 17”

Simone Harris | Jamaica| The Prisoner 2 | 16″ x 24”

Simone Harris | Jamaica| The Prisoner 1 | 16″ x 24”

Gonzalo Bell | El Salvador | Jocelyn Milena | 11”x 17”

Gonzalo Bell | El Salvador | Melvin Fernanda | 11”x 17”

Mbuto Carlos Machili| | Mozambique | Ana, Tatiana, and Sabrina | 11″x 17″

Mbuto Carlos Machili| | Mozambique | Fidencia | | 11″x 17″

Flowering Freedom | Closing Reception

FLOWERING FREEDOM: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

BGX Gallery | 192 Front Street NY, NY 10038 (Seaport District)

Gallery Hours | Thursday January 11th – Saturday January 13th | 12pm to 7pm


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has partnered with the Black Gotham Experience (BGX) for a collaborative exhibition Flowering Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls. We had a private opening on December 11th and are delighted to invite you to the closing of our exhibition at Black Gotham Experience on Thursday January, 11th 2024 from 6:00 p.m. at 192 Front St, NY.

This global exhibition is a pivotal component of UNFPA’s commemoration of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, as it showcases inspiring artwork of artists who collaborated with UNFPA Offices across the globe, using their artistic expression as a form of activism to bring an end to violence against women and girls. The exhibition is a UN inter-agency collaboration with UN Women, combining art and activism in a display of solidarity and demonstrating the power of  “artivism” within UNFPA’s comprehensive gender-based violence response.


Ana-Marija Tomić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Fiorella Mazzini (Peru)

Frida Martínez Aréas/ Gatoconlapices (Nicaragua)

Gonzalo Bell (El Salvador)

Hellen Downs (Nicaragua)

Mbuto Carlos Machili (Mozambique)

Murad Subay (Yemen)

Nikkolas Smith (USA)

Sabiyah Prince (USA)

Sarah Little (USA)

Simone Harris (Jamaica)

Zuhura (Tanzania)

Closing Reception Thursday January 11th 6-9pm

featuring poetry by CYRUS AARON and MEL CHANTÉ