Network Women Weaving the Future will hold their second international conference entitled, “Our Revolution: Liberating Life”, on 5-6 November in Berlin. Hundreds of women are expected to attend from many countries, with the aim of weaving a future to create a World Democratic Women’s Confederalism”.
The event, organised by “Network Women Weaving the Future”, a coalition including women’s groups from a number of countries, follows on from their conference in 2018.
There has been an increase in demand for places at the conference following the death of Jineolojî academic Nagihan Akarsel who was gunned down in Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan Region just 4 weeks ago.
The conference organisers have announced that the conference is fully booked but that it will be live-streamed and encouraged groups to organise meetings to watch together.
A few weeks ago our registration deadline ended. But there will be a livestream which will be published on our website. Feel free to organize joint events in your locality and watch the lifestream together! pic.twitter.com/D3h3Wd9oyD
— Womenweavingfuture (@Womenweaving2) October 26, 2022
Speakers have now been announced for Session III: Becoming – The Desired Life Will Come Not through Miracles but through Revolution
The session will be moderated by London-based author Rahila Gupta, who has travelled in Kurdistan and is a patron of Peace in Kurdistan. She is a member of Southall Black sisters which campaigns for black and minority women and leads campaigns on women disadvantaged by their gender. She is a prolific published writer and a journalist writing for the Guardian, New Humanist and New Internationalist.
There will be three parts to the session,
1.Overcoming the Fragmentation Created by Patriarchal Mentality: Class, Nationalism, Religions, with speakers Niemat Kuku Mohamed, researcher and women’s rights activists from the Sudan, and Dilar Dirik, political sociologist and writer, currently teaching and conducting research at the University of Oxford.
2.Feminism – the Rebellion of the Oldest Colony and What Lies Beyond It, with speakers Marta Dillon, writer, journalist and broadcaster from Argentina, and Dr Anjila Sultan al-Maamari, an academic professor and researcher specialising in the fields of mental health and psychological support during and beyond conflicts and wars, and is a co-founder of the Women4Yemen Network.
3.Sociology of Freedom and Jineolojî, with speakers Elif Kaya of the Jineolojî Academy and Jules Falquet, Professor of Philosophy at Paris 8 St Denis University, who has travelled and worked in Latin America and the Carribbean, and has published on women, race and class.