A total of 15 custom-made Barbie dolls were specially prepared for this exhibit with the intention of shining a light on diversity issues.
After this exhibit, all the Barbie dolls are being donated to Plan International Brazil for an online auction to raise funds for the Because I Am a Girl campaign – part of a global movement lead by Plan International to assure that girls all across the world have the right to learn, lead, decide and thrive.
Besides the creations from designer and celebrities like Mônica Iozzi, Dudu Bertholini, Wanderley Nunes, Lethicia Bronstein, Camila Klein, Maria Eugenia, Emanuelle Junqueira, Sadi Consati, Patrícia Bonaldi, Mel Maia, Supla, Niina Secrets, visitors will have the chance to see the doll customized by the girls and boys from Plan International Brazil’s projects.
The children’s customization was the result from a workshop with youth from the project Tourism and Child Protection - that develops actions to prevent sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in cities from the northeast part of Brazil, where children are more likely to be exposed to this kind of exploitation. During the workshop, the participants debated gender stereotypes and society preconceived roles for boys and girls. After reflecting upon girls and boys rights to choose, they developed the doll’s look.
“Each step was important to them. Some of them were having their first notes on fashion, but all of them had had opportunity to discuss gender issues in plan’s project. This experience was rich and the look created by them was the result from a combination of ideas from boys and girls who were aware of the fact that each and every girl and boy has their right to choose what to be!” explains Gabriel Barbosa, National Institutional Development Manager for Plan International Brazil.
VISIT THE EXHIBIT
From 20 to 31 of July at Shopping JK Iguatemi, SPLounge One – 3º Floor
Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, 2041
From Monday to Saturday, from 11AM to11PM, on Sundays from 11AM to10PM.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE AUCTION
The online auction is available until 4PM (GMT -3), August 2, 2016.