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Shina Saeed

I am originally from the Kurdish region in Iraq, and have a degree in Fine Art from London's well-known Central Saint Martin’s School of Art of Design. For the past eight years, my art and poetry have focused on the issue of so-called ‘honour killings’.

Where is the “honour”?

I believe it’s important to educate others on what’s happening around the world, including so-called ‘honour’ crimes. My artwork is done using grey scale paint to represent how blind society can be to issues surrounding ‘honour’ killings. We know it’s…

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Below are some images of a painting I did, called Taus (which means peacock in Kurdish) for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which took place at the London Excel Centre in June 2014. I did a series…

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