international women's day 2011

’42’ Women of Sierra Leone until 15 April 2012 – Liverpool

Posted on: 31 March 2011

International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ

An exhibition of 42 portraits of the women of Sierra Leone, by British photojournalist and writer Lee Karen Stow.

“When I turned 42 in 2008 life expectancy in Sierra Leone was around 42. I realised that I had double the chance of living a long and healthy life in the UK, where life expectancy for women is around 83. I became angry at what is a violation of human rights.

42 aims to show the beauty, spirit, hope and the value to society of women not just in Sierra Leone, but women everywhere, who wake each morning with the belief that one day, life really will get better.” Lee Karen Stow

The exhibition includes photographs taken in summer 2010, which have not been shown before.

Find out more about ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone at

An interview with photojournalist Lee Karen Stow about the exhibition ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone and the women in Sierra Leone who inspired it. Watch video at

The exhibition is at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool from 4 March 2011 to 15 April 2012. More at

Open daily 10am-5pm.
FREE ADMISSION to the museum and all exhibitions and events.

Map showing location of the International Slavery Museum

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