The Put your foot down campaign teamed up with YCN and artist Riitta Ikonen to turn the hundreds of shoes we received into a fantastic work of art.
More than 15 million women are living with HIV globally and every half minute another becomes infected. Widespread violence against women and girls is at the heart of these statistics. On World AIDS Day 2008, ActionAid decided to do something about this, with the launch of our Put your foot down campaign.
Working with young artist Riitta Ikonen and YCN, we created a piece of art using the shoes you sent in. The finished product, an installation which uses customised shoes to tell the stories of women affected by violence and HIV and AIDS, was unveiled on International Women’s Day 2009 (8 March) at the Department for International Development.
Riitta Ikonen has just completed her installation for ActionAid. via YCNonline |link|
Hard as Nails…….via YCN
Some great pictures of some incredible art and for a fantastic cause,check out all the work at YCN and don’t forget to pay a visit to Action Aid and support the cause. Action Aid Campaign Blog