UDHR Quilt Project

Some time ago I participated in a craftivist project called UDHR Quilt that aims to promote human rights.

The #UDHRquilt Project is a collaborative craftivism initiative documenting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It uses craft as a tool and a strategy to celebrate the UHDR and raise awareness to the ways it is challenged—even violated—around the world today.

Central to the project are four large quilted wall hangings, each featuring 30 embroidered blocks representing the 30 Articles of the UDHR. The blocks critically engage with the Articles, celebrating the intrinsic meanings of this landmark document, now in its 70th year, while also drawing attention to local and global human rights issues.

My contribution was to embroider the Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Through my stitching work, I tried to highlight the rights of women and the LGBTIQ + collective.

The block that I embed is part of a quilt in which the rest of articles of the UDHR are included.

In the project we participate more than 130 people, mostly women, from around the world. It was a great honor for me.

Here you can see in detail my block, those of the other people and read more about the project and the Universal Declaration. 

Because never is late to raise your voice for human rights.

Author: Dahlia Rodriguez

Handcrafted Textile Garments Crafts & Social Change Learning permaculture and connecting to nature

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