who will change the way
you see the world
200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
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Rosie Batty was born in Laneham, England. She moved to Australia in 1988. In 2014, her eleven-year-old son, Luke, was murdered by his father. Batty works as an advocate and campaigner against family violence. Her work was recognised with a national Pride of Australia Medal for courage in 2014 and she was named Australian of the Year in 2015. Her memoir, A Mother's Story, was published in 2015.