Immerse yourself in the power of girlhood and experience stories from the VR exhibit, “Her Truth, Her Power”

Fall 2019

Launching on International Day of the Girl, “Her Truth, Her Power” features virtual reality documentaries highlighting the effects of war on children, the global distribution of healthcare, and gender disparities in education with stories of girls from Northern Uganda, Cameroon, and India. As part of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ annual celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the virtual reality exhibition emphasizes the social and economic rights outlined in The Declaration, and organizations working to uphold these rights.

Oculus’ VR for Good uses virtual reality to educate, encourage empathy, and advance social movements. “Her Truth, Her Power” features the following:

  • Children Do Not Play War
    In post-conflict Northern Uganda, a young girl narrates a story of war and survival. Worldwide, 250 million girls and boys are living in active war zones. The Go Campaign helps improve the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
  • Mercy
    Edith, a 14-year-old Cameroon girl, treks to the coast to undergo life-changing surgery. Mercy Ships provide free health care, community health education, mental health programs, and palliative care for terminally ill patients in some 75 nations, with a focus on the African continent.
  • Girl Icon
    Inspired by Malala Yousafzai, a girl in India advocates for others in her community. The Malala Fund works to give back to girls what poverty, war and discrimination attempt to take away, removing barriers that prevent 130 million girls from going to school.

About the Curatorial Team:

  • Lauren Tate Baeza, Director of Exhibitions, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.
  • Loren Hammonds, Oculus
  • Ingrid Kopp, Oculus
  • Amy Seidenwurm, Oculus
  • Averie Timm, Oculus

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