Women & War: An Un-silencing

Curated by Gentle/Radical with Open University in Wales as part of Festival of Voice 2018.

The history of war is also a history of the unsaid – the story of unspoken experience. 

Overlapping hierarchies of patriarchy and capitalism have been producing wars for centuries. Within these frameworks, women’s contributions and resistance to war are all too often silenced. And yet it is women – from Wales to the Middle East, from the African Continent to Asia, from India to the United States – who are left most disadvantaged when wars ‘are over’. 

On 8 March 2018 Komalên Jinên Kurdistan (the Kurdistan Women’s Freedom Movement) issued a rallying cry to women across the world. Their exhortation – with its formulation of a future free of violence, necessarily centring on women’s liberation – inspires this afternoon of talks on war and women’s voices. 

Join us for an event that charts a century of war and the continued unfolding of women’s struggles and resistance against the backdrop of imperial terrains. 

Approx. Finish time 7:00pm