Auspire Board member Rabia Siddique to feature in British Museum exhibition

  • 4 May 2022

Humanitarian and Auspire Board member, Rabia Siddique, has been chosen by the British Museum to feature as one of five strong global female voices in a new exhibition, Feminine Power.

Rabia will feature in a section on Justice and Defence, which is one of five themes within the exhibition that brings together ancient sculpture and contemporary art with video and audio-thought pieces to explore the perception of femininity around the world.

The only woman from the Asia Pacific region to be included, Rabia is known for standing up for justice after successfully suing the British Government for silencing her about her 2005 hostage ordeal in Basra during her time as a British Army officer. This led the way for similar cases and policy changes to provide a fairer workplace for women and cultural minorities in the military.

Rabia has received commendation from Queen Elizabeth II for her humanitarian work and, in 2016, was named a WA Australian of the Year finalist.

“This is an incredible honour and opportunity to represent my region, to share impactful stories, and to take part in important conversations about the way women have been represented through the ages, to challenge traditional binary notions of femininity, and to advocate for greater equity and representation of women in leadership positions,” said Rabia.

Feminine Power opens at the British Museum in London on 19 May and will be at the National Museum in Canberra in December 2022 before travelling to other parts of the globe.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

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