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Visit Brave the girls of South Sudan in Birmingham

Visit 'Brave: the girls of South Sudan' in Birmingham

This spring, our powerful photography exhibition, Brave: the girls of South Sudan, will be on show at the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham.

Featuring photography by Kate Holt, the exhibition captures girls’ everyday lives as they survive in the world’s youngest country, in the face of conflict, violence and hunger.  

The exhibition will be on display from 30 March to 19 May 2019, from 9am to 9pm daily, at:

People’s Postcode Lottery Community Gallery
Midlands Arts Centre
Cannon Hill Park
B12 9QH 

Admission is free.

Akujang, 15 South Sudan
“Now I am breast feeding. If I eat enough, I have milk for a day but if I don’t eat there isn’t enough. My family will often give me food to help me.” – Akujang, 15 © Kate Holt

One of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises

Since it gained independence in July 2011, South Sudan has been experiencing one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises.

Armed conflict, economic insecurity and chronic underdevelopment have left over four million people displaced and seven million without enough food to eat.

Our teams have been responding to the ongoing crisis, distributing seeds and tools, so households can grow their own crops and are able to provide for their families.

We’ve also been working to improve nutrition, promote hygiene and distribute dignity kits to adolescent girls, so they can manage their periods safely.

Read more about our response in South Sudan > 

Mary, 15, South Sudan
“When my father was given seeds and tools by Plan International – this is when I went to school.” – Mary, 15 © Kate Holt