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Women's Things. Justice and Gender Under the Microscope

Published: 24 February 2012

An exciting seminar on the theme of justice and gender is to be held in Orkney next month.

Zoom The event, which will take place on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2012 at the Pierhead Arts Centre in Stromness, is being held as part of the Northern Periphery Programme transnational THING Project.

It will feature a number of presentations on the theme of women and justice, including contributions from Dr Alexandra Sandmark (Centre of Nordic Studies, TAP), Dr Sarah Gibbon(Orkney College, THING Project) local storyteller Tom Muir and Leigh Dowie of Orkney Women’s Aid, amongst others.

In the evening there will also be a showing of the award winning film The Witches of Gambaga, introduced by the film-maker Yaba Bedoe. The Witches of Gambaga is the extraordinary story of a community of women condemned to live as witches in Northern Ghana. Made over the course of 5 years, this disturbing expose is the product of a collaboration between members of the 100 strong community of ‘witches’ and women’s movement activists determined to end abusive practises and improve women’s lives in Africa.

Download the poster here (PDF 125KB)

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