Coinciding with the International Elimination of Violence against Women Day (25 Nov), this three-day international conference is the first to examine the issues of women’s human rights in Iraq through the arts, culture and education.
Bringing together national and international female artists, activists and academics, the programme includes 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.
Women in Action insist that the aim of the event 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’s rights are all too often sidelined.
25-27 November 2011