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As part of its “Gender & Diversity” Year and International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum joins the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in presenting “UpRooted and Apart”, a work by artist and psychotherapist Franziska Greber. The work can be seen in the FOCUS space throughout the month of June.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum asks a central question: how does humanitarian action concern us all, here and now? In order to ponder this question with our audiences, we invite artists, cultural partners and researchers to join us in examining the history, values and challenges of humanitarian action.

Attentive to the diversity of the voices we welcome, we position ourselves as a platform for reflection and debate. In 2021/2022, we are inaugurating our first annual thematic cycle: “Gender & Diversity”. In association with many partners from different cultural backgrounds, we explore this societal theme and imagine, together, what a feminist, inclusive and committed museum could be.

In this context, the Museum welcomes the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on 19 June and during the entire month, the ICRC is sharing its expertise on addressing sexual violence, highlighting the voices of survivors and placing the spotlight on prevention.

Together, the Museum and the ICRC present UpRooted and Apart, a work by Swiss artist and psychotherapist Franziska Greber in the FOCUS space of the Museum. Through the experiences and voices of survivors, she addresses the impact of sexual violence in times of conflict, calling for its prevention and eradication.

UpRooted and Apart consists of an outdoor installation in the city of Geneva, at the Palais des Nations (Ariana Park, UN Geneva) and in the Place du Rhône. Together, these elements create a consistent body of work. UpRooted consists of two 8-meter trees. These trees are presented by ICRC in collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva and the City of Geneva.

Informations :

  • Franziska Greber and ICRC experts will be present in the FOCUS space every Friday of June from 3.30 to 5.30pm to answer your questions.
  • Information on sexual violence will be available in the form of videos in the FOCUS space.

Events :

  • 17 June at 1pm: panel discussion in the Henry Dunant space with an opening statement by Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC.Panel moderated by Cordula Droege.
  • 23 June at 3pm: movie screening SEMA in the Henry Dunant space – National Movement of Survivors of Sexual Violence in DRC. The movie will be introduced by the ICRC and SEMA network and will be followed by an open discussion.