Global artists come together to raise funds for girls affected by COVID-19

25 MAY 2020

30 influential artists have come together to envision a new world with new rules for girls and women post-COVID 19.

From London to Mumbai, Nairobi to New York, 30 influential artists have come together for a new art collection and sale envisioning a new world post-COVID 19 with new rules for girls and women. 

Organised by global child rights and humanitarian organisation, Plan International, the global ‘New World, New Rules’ collection envisages a new world for girls after the pandemic where they will be equally seen, valued and heard. 

From cutting-edge illustrators and graphic artists to trail blazing painters, the artists have submitted at least one piece of work imagining what a ‘new normal’ could look like for girls and women.

Each piece will become a limited-edition print, costing just £30 each (excluding postage and VAT), with proceeds going to Plan International UK’s coronavirus appeal.

COVID-19 highlights stark inequalities

Heta Fell, Plan International’s Brand Activism and Advocacy Manager, said “The coronavirus pandemic highlights the stark inequalities faced by girls and women across the globe.”

We must refuse to return to a status quo that continues to hold girls back.

“They are at greater risk of violence in the home, have greater exposure to infection due to their traditional roles as caregivers, are less likely to return to school when they reopen, and are likely to be last in line for jobs when it comes to rebuilding their lives. This is why it’s vital we push now for a better, more equal world for girls. We must refuse to return to a status quo that continues to hold girls back.”

‘New World, New Rules’ has been conceptualised as part of Girls Get Equal, the global campaign for gender equality created by Plan International with girl activists all over the world. 

“It is about taking the chance we have to create a new world, with new rules, where girls in all their diversity are seen, heard and valued as equals.” said Ms Fell.

Donating artists include Cassi Namoda, from Mozambique, who sai: “I’d like for the post COVID-19 future for women and girls to be a future of independent, self sustaining women who learn new trades and are able to expand wherever their heart desires.”

Global art sale has now launched

The global art sale launched on Wednesday 27th May and art lovers have until Sunday 14th June to order a limited edition print.  

As well as renowned artists, Plan International has also opened submissions up to girls, inviting them to participate with their own artwork via social media callouts and global youth networks. Their artworks will be shortlisted and the best work will join the professional prints online.

100% of the profits from New World, New Rules go to Plan International UK’s Coronavirus Appeal.