Islamabad - Nomad Art Gallery (NAG) on Sunday organised an art festival in connection with 16 days of activism against gender violence.

The festival titled “Amn Mela” showcased the exquisite crafts and artworks for sale, made by women and youth, to empower local communities.

Artists from Pehli Kiran School of Golra, Mashal Model School of Bari Imam, Saidpur Village and individuals participated in the festival.

It may be mentioned that the activities of the campaign titled ‘Tashadud Namanzoor’ (No to violence) have been going on since Nov 8 at NAG, including workshops, exhibition of paintings, prints and photography.

The walls of the gallery were covered with title of the campaign and murals depicting various phases of life that is brought up with violence; stories of victims of gender violence and similar illustrations dealing with the subject. There were also paintings and sculptures that

had been especially created for the occasion by 12 artists.

Founder director of gallery Nageen Hyat, while highlighting the objective and theme of the campaign, said: “Basically it’s a campaign to say no to violence — an advocacy campaign ‘art for social change, peace and activism’. The overall theme of the event is to reaffirm commitment to make all-out efforts to eliminate violence against women.”