Article 7

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Elise McKenzie

About my work

I joined the #UDHRquilt Project because I believe in social justice and human rights, and I was drawn to the opportunity to express the importance of these creatively. I especially liked that the medium of this project is one traditionally done by women; for me this represents the power and importance of women’s voices.
For my block I used a scrap of fabric given to me by my mother. I chose the floral pattern because I wanted to juxtapose the weight and importance of the Article over more gentle femininity. The stitched imagery signifies the importance of equality.

- Elise McKenzie

Elise McKenzie

About me

I am an artist and arts therapist. I currently work as a counsellor with refugees and people seeking asylum, and I am confronted daily by the human rights violations that are occurring on our own doorstep, and the impact this has on people and families. I also have the privilege of witnessing people’s strength and resilience, and their ability to grow though experiencing great adversity.

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