Venezuela: Beauty queen Stefania Fernandez ‘campaign to raise awareness of escalating violence’

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More

Mar 28, – Stefanía Fernández, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2009, doesn’t look like a typical beauty queen for this campaign. A woman once crowned Miss Universe is lending her famous face to a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the alleged human rights violations that have occurred in her native country, Venezuela, during recent anti-government protests.

hromedia Beauty queen Stefania Fernandez campaign to raise awareness of violence in Venezuela intl. news2To symbolize the violence people in Venezuela have suffered at the hands of the country’s violent underworld – as well as those killed in recent anti-government protests – Fernandez appears covered in blood and filth while gagged and crying tears of blood.  The campaign is called Your Voice is Your Power, which also takes aim at the oppression of the media in the socialist nation.

So far, 28 people have been killed in the daily anti-government protests that began in February. Fernandez and photographer Daniel Bracci plan to use social media to spread the word of their courageous campaign against the Venezuela’s current political situation.

Bracci also is an illustrator, and said he wanted to make the photos as disturbing as he could to create a visual element of the campaign that will garner attention.

‘This campaign started because something directly affected me, when my grandfather passed away because of the hampa (the underworld-like situation) taking place in Venezuela,’ Bracci told South American news outlet Informe 21.

The campaign also plans to include other recognizable faces that have been impacted by the wave of violence in Venezuela.

Press journalist for HROmedia – Norberto Lluch contributed to this report.

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