Representation & Reality

Portraits of women’s lives in the Western Cape 1948 – 1976 Drawing on the personal narratives of women from across the political spectrum in the Western Cape, Helen Scanlon presents an unusual and regional perspective on the political history of South...

Considering the Women

Choman Hardi’s Considering the Women explores the equivocal relationship between immigrants and their homeland – the constant push and pull – as well as the breakdown of an intermarriage, and the plight of women in an aggressive patriarchal society and as survivors of...

Gendered Experiences of Genocide

Anfal Survivors in Kurdistan-Iraq Between February and September 1988, the Iraqi government destroyed over 2000 Kurdish villages, killing somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 civilians and displacing many more. The operation was codenamed Anfal which literally means...

Mujeres y guerra

Víctimas y Resistentes en el Caribe Colombiano Para entender la guerra también es necesario mirar más allá del campo de batalla. Las festividades, las celebraciones religiosas o las actividades deportivas ilustran cuán importante es la cotidianidad de los pueblos como...

The Spectral Wound

 Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971 Following the 1971 Bangladesh War, the Bangladesh government publicly designated the thousands of women raped by the Pakistani military and their local collaborators as birangonas, (“brave women”)....