By presenting a broad selection of objects and little-known accounts spanning more than a century, Who Cares? Gender and humanitarian action invites visitors to take a fresh look at the history of humanitarian action and how it is represented today. Rigid gender roles are commonplace, with men associated with action and leadership while women supply compassion and care. Yet those stereotypes are belied across time by the complexity of humanitarian work and the experience of those engaged in it.
31.05.2022 - 9.10.2022
Through five years of research, its curators have gathered more than 200 objects and accounts “encouraging visitors to re-examine their own perceptions of humanitarian workers and of those who receive care”.
From the University of Geneva: Brenda Lynn Edgar, Marie Leyder and Dolores Martín Moruno.
From the Museum: Claire FitzGerald and Elisa Rusca, with support from Pascal Hufschmid.