Coordinator: City of Women (SI)
Partners: Outlandish Theatre Platform CLG (IE), Prostor rodne i medijske kulture K-ZONA (HR), Tiiiit! Inc. – Skopje (MK)
Project amount: 362.705 EUR (55,14 %)
EU support: 200.000 EUR
Project duration: 1 September 2019–30 August 2021
“Gender equality is a matter of human rights. It is the foundation of democratic societies and good governance, and the cornerstone of inclusive sustainable development.”
The Women on Women (WoW) Project is a two year cooperation project on the periphery of Europe, between four partners in four European countries that are on the so-called Balkan route and as an immigration destination – from Macedonia to Ireland.
It is a project by women on women – it addresses burning issues of gender equality in a diverse and multicultural Europe, through a historical and contemporary perspective – promoting girls and women’s empowerment by strengthening their voices and participation, and providing a new model of social and economic integration of migrant, refugee and minority groups of women.
By creating narratives that can enrich our societies and can counter the growing tendencies of nationalist, supremacist, racist and patriarchal ideologies that flourish on our territories – in a Europe that established itself as a model for equality, freedom and women’s rights – the project highlights women’s achievements in the past and present, researches women’s cultural heritages and gives voice to various communities of women by telling missing stories of women’s trajectories.
Through campaign, public actions, collective artistic projects, open calls to artists and the curation of artistic programs aware of the need for multiple, intercultural, interracial representation, the WoW Project stimulates citizens to actively participate in affirming values that prevent exclusion and discrimination.