Clothes which belonged to 12 Israeli women who were murdered by their spouses are currently on display in the exhibition by Israeli artist Keren Goldstein Yehezkeli, at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
The installation, titled "No More", was organized by the Israeli delegation to the UN in cooperation with the envoys from Greek and Cyprus, who were had also participated in the instillation.
Clothes of victims of such violence from the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago are also exhibited.
Next to the clothes are signs with texts describing the life stories of the women, and how they died, lullabies in different languages are accompanying the exhibit and played through the loudspeakers.
The Israeli women commemorated were Michal Sala, Anat Elimelech, Ganit Zinman, Fatma Elhiv, Shlomit Elkoni, Malkam Tasra and her sister Salmelek Tasra, Limor Ramoch, Duaah Abu Shrach, Dafna Bar Zion, Ala Dahar, and Iris Gorlick.
The exhibition is on display in front of the UN conference hall in order to raise awareness of the murder of women and to bolster the efforts of different countries in their fight against domestic violence.
Goldstein-Yehezkeli said she began working on the exhibit five years ago.
"I believed that the clothes collected by me mark the end of the silenced global epidemic of violence against women," she said. "With the outbreak and the COVID pandemic, there was a dizzying increase in cases of domestic violence, and murder of women.”
The artist said that she feels like she has become a voice for the dead women, whose were violently and cruelly silenced. She added that her life goal is for the victims' voices to be heard.
Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, permanent representative of Israel to the UN and international organizations in Geneva, said that Israel promotes action to end violence directed at women at home and through the UN.
"This year, 15 women were murdered in Israel by their family members, and we will continue to fight until the complete eradication of violence against women," the ambassador said. "An international social effort is required to educate against violence, and for the sake of gender equality," she said.