Webinar: “Voices of (anti-war) feminists from Russia today”
|Being a Russian feminist nowadays means not only oppression from the state but also isolation and discrimination from outside Russia. How do four different women activists that are against the war in Ukraine deal with this? This webinar will reflect on social (self)isolation of civil activists, intersectionality with being an ethnic minority or LGBTQ activist, and impacts on civic education. Join us on 21 June 5 PM -7 PM (CET) to listen to the activists’ stories, and their experiences!
- Natalya, informal education expert; educator working with youth Title: “Social (self)isolation of civil activists in nowadays Russia”.
- Roza, civic education activist in her 20s. Born in Chechnya, she and her family were internally displaced to a southern region of Russia. Between 2008 and 2013 she lived in a Chechen settlement, but went back to a “Russian” city later. Title: “To be a ‘Chechen’ woman in Russia and ‘Russian’ in Chechnya”.
- Arina, feminist researcher, an academic and a University teacher as well as LGBTQ activist.
- Diana, informal education tutor and facilitator. Title: “Work of a female informal educator in a traditional patriarchal society”.
The event is part of WIDE+ new webseminar series “Feminist reflections to promote peace in Ukraine and beyond”. War is the most extreme form of violent patriarchy and nationalism against which we as feminists struggle. From a feminist perspective we will discuss in this series what strategies there exist to promote peacebuilding and what can we do to minimise the harm on women and girls, especially regarding conflict-related sexual violence, human trafficking, any other form of gender-based violence and lack of access to sexual reproductive health rights.