Women on Women (WoW)
Sexual violence, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and racism resulting in violence against people are prevalent in today’s society. Four partner organisations from Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Ireland acknowledge that continuous action against this violence is necessary. Over the next two years we as organisations, artists and activists will work to share perspectives on women, who made and have been making contributions to equality in our societies.
Women on Women is about the (re)presentation of women by women, past and present. Patriarchal perspectives of history exclude women from the picture unless they were part of the power structure at play. The project therefore focuses on gender equality through a feminist perspective, tracing the legacy of women particularly from a diverse and intersectional perspective. The term women, stands for women, transgender and intersex people who identify as women. The project is trying out new models of solidarity and knowledge exchange between different communities and celebrates the achievements of women past and present with nominations, portraits, collective performances, city mappings, and artistic interventions in public spaces as well as by developing artistic programmes that reflect the cultural diversity of contemporary societies. The project will include twenty women of diverse social, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial, and generational backgrounds, who will be integral to the preparation and realisation of the project's activities and artistic programmes.
We aim to resist current neo-liberal and exclusionary political and populist trends by making quality art with women and presenting new narratives to new audiences. Narratives that leave us inspired and saying wow!
The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission and will run from 1st of September 2019 to 30th of August 2021.
Project coordinator: City of Women (SI)