Category: Past Exhibitions

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International: “Culture and Conflict” – women, religion, war

Source:  IFOR Women Peacemakers Program The International Museum of Women (IMOW) and the IFOR Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) have an online exhibition focusing on the theme Culture and Conflict. “When I was eight years old, I was required to work every waking hour yet the boys could be literally sleeping while I worked. There was...

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USA: Theater: “The Veiled Monologues”

Source:  New York Sun Opening soon: two plays from Adelheid Roosen based on the writer and director’s interviews with Muslims living in the West. The complementary pieces, “The Veiled Monologues,” and “Is. Man” will make their North American debut this weekend in New York. “In the nearly three years since Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh...

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Tanzania: 10th Annual Zanzibar International Film Festival

Source:  ZIFF A ‘Women’s Panorama’ will include workshops, film screenings and discussions, designed to “celebrate the achievements of Swahili Women – Past and Present”. “Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 1997 in Zanzibar. It is a unique initiative for the sustained preservation and development of the region’s rich...

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Afghanistan: Exhibit of work by female artists in Kabul

Source:  Canadian Press Seven years ago, the Taliban would have torn these paintings to pieces. The 93 works show the emotions and images of a war-torn country in which women are still deeply oppressed. They depict war and weaponry, violence, entrapment, hopelessness – and hope. But the Taliban would have been most offended because the...

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Bahrain: Imprisonment of HRDs and Shia book banning

Source:  Frontline Defenders & HAQ: Movement of Liberties and Democracy- Bahrain Four human rights defenders who were acquitted in the High Criminal Court in October 2009 after the case against them collapsed when forensic evidence proved police statements to be false, have apparently now been convicted and sentenced by the Court of Appeal. Reports indicate...

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A Different Kind Of Power Is Possible

Source:  Women in Black International conference organized by Women in Black, Belgrade and the Women’s Center, Leskovac. As part of the emancipating, internationalist, anti-fascist women’s peace movement, we maintain the tradition of marking the 8th of March – International Women’s Day: for women’s labor rights, for women’s solidarity and for women’s human rights. During the...

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Afghanistan: Exhibit of work by female artists in Kabul

Source:  Canadian Press Seven years ago, the Taliban would have torn these paintings to pieces. The 93 works show the emotions and images of a war-torn country in which women are still deeply oppressed. They depict war and weaponry, violence, entrapment, hopelessness – and hope. But the Taliban would have been most offended because the...

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Bangladesh: Indo-Bangla women’s meeting

Source:  The Independent (Dhaka) South Asia’s rich tradition of pluralism and tolerance must be upheld in total refusal of growing communalisation of politics which inculcates hatred for the “other.” The governments of Bangladesh and India must find rational solutions based on international human rights standards to the cross border movements of people rather than resorting...