Category: Past Exhibitions

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Iraq/UK: Our life in pieces

Source: Act Together Act Together – Women Against Sanctions on Iraq is a group of UK-based Iraqi and non-Iraqi women. There are currently about four million Iraqi exiles worldwide and many thousands in the UK. They reflect the rich cultural diversity of the country: Arabs, Kurds, Assyrians, Mandaeans, Turkomans, Muslims, Jews, Christians… Act Together have...

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Lebanon: KAFA

Source:  KAFA Women’s support organization KAFA (‘enough’) in Lebanon participates in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign Towards Legislation for Protection from Family Violence In keeping with its yearly tradition of marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation will be holding a series of...

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Bahrain: ‘Indecent outfits’ lead to cancellation of women’s match

Source:  Gulf News An ominous dressing down from Islamists MPs concerned about “indecent outfits” has forced organisers of an international volleyball tournament to cancel a women’s exhibition match. Bahrain is currently hosting the penultimate stage of the Swatch-Federation Internationale de Volley Ball (FIVB) Beach Volley World Tour in which 24 teams are vying for the...

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Iraq: Act Together – women’s action for Iraq

Source:  Act Together An analysis of the history and the strains within a small Iraqi and non-Iraqi women’s association in the UK. To keep a campaigning organisation going when it’s independent of any political party and doesn’t exist to promote a particular political programme or achieve a set of material aims — this is, as...

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UK: Yet again we cave into religious bigots and this time they’re Hindus

Source:  South Asia Citizen’s Wire The Satanic Verses, Behzti, Submission, Jerry Springer: The Opera, the Danish cartoons of Muhammad … now we can add the London exhibition of the work of Maqbool Fida Husain to the rapidly expanding list of art and satire targeted by militant religion. For readers interested in Indian culture, the show...

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Iraq: Nine objects, nine lives

Source: The Guardian It may not look much – a motley collection of bits and pieces, the bric-a-brac of daily life. But for a group of Iraqi exiles, they are their most prized possessions, each carrying a story of personal struggle, hardship and courage. This exhibition conveys the lives, culture and circumstances of ordinary Iraqis,...

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UK: Stand firmly against fundamentalist intimidation

Source: Awaaz – South Asia Watch Awaaz – South Asia Watch urges the re-opening of the exhibition of Indian artist, MF Husain. Awaaz condemns the closure of the exhibition following violence, harassment & intimidation by fundamentalists claiming to represent the views of British Hindus. The fundamentalists who vandalised the paintings reflect the authoritarian ideologies and...

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Lebanon: Silent witness

Source: KAFA An exhibition of 30 wooden silhouettes of women who were killed as a result of domestic violence or honour crimes. Each silhouette represents a woman who was killed by either her husband, father or brother, sometimes for mere suspicion of “bad behaviour”. Website Link: http://www.kafa.org.lb/advoc1.html

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Dress codes & modes – women’s dress in some Muslim countries and communities

This exhibition looks at the diversities and commonalities of women’s dress through space and time, highlighting the influence of many forces – class, status, region, work, religious interpretation, ethnicity, urban/rural, politics, fashion, climate etc. Dress codes are one of the crucial elements which contribute to the construction of a ‘Muslim’ identity by both local and...