Stories from the Struggle: Feminism, Peace Activism and Social Protest
(in englischer Sprache)
mit Dr. Hannah Safran (Haifa, Israel)
Ort: Amerlinghaus, Galerie, Stiftgasse 8, 1070 Wien
Donnerstag, 8. September 2011, 19.00 Uhr
Living in a conflict area and facing a globalized economy creates a difficult reality for women in Israel. In this violent atmosphere women are excluded from public discourse while violence against all women is growing. The gap between affluence and poverty creates deep divisions between women from different ethnic, national, social and religious backgrounds.
Dr. Safran will speak on the current situation in Israel, the social protests which have been taking place over the last weeks and on the chances for peace, i.e. an end to the occupation.
Hannah Safran is a feminist scholar and activist, teaching at Emek Yizrael College in Israel and has been involved in feminist and peace activism. Safran is the author of a book on the history of the feminist movement in Israel, “Don’t Wanna Be Nice Girls: The Struggle for Suffrage and the New Feminism in Israel”, published in Hebrew in 2006. She has been working on research on trafficked women from the former USSR into Israel to be published in an anthology about world-wide prostitution.
Hannah Safran is also one of the founders of Women in Black, Haifa.