Women in Action, Erbil, 25-7 November 2011

Women in Action
Erbil, Kurdistan Iraq, 25-27 November 2011

A 3 day International Conference

This International event and public participatory programme comprises a symposium, workshops, presentations and an exhibition of contemporary art by female Iraqi artists including performance, installation, video,  film,  photography,  painting and sculpture.  The exhibition will also feature handicrafts made by women in very disadvantaged circumstances; women living in shelters or prison and women attending centres for the disabled. 

Our aim is not to separate women from men, but to raise their voice and profile nationally and internationally because they live in a society where women have a lack of rights.  Conferences dealing with human rights issues have taken place in Iraq since 2003 mainly organised with political motivation.

What makes this conference different is that it will be the first Conference to examine issues of women's human rights through Arts, Culture and Education. The programme will bring national and international female artists, activists and academics together to discuss the possibilities of  how Arts and Culture can address the particular issues of women in Iraq.

The conference Women in Action will open with keynote speakers on International Elimination of Violence against Women Day, 25th November 2011 

– Hivos, Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries
– Goether – Institut/Verbindungsbüro Erbil – Irak
– ETTC, European Technology & Training Centre
– Kurdistan Regional Government



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