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Program Day: Echoing the Voices of Women – Woman, LIFE, Freedom

A dark-haired woman sits in front of a window, writing greetings from imprisoned women around the world on the window.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, we’re creating an installation where we amplify the voices of women living in war and oppression.

Program Day: Echoing the Voices of Women – Woman, LIFE, Freedom


Malmö Konsthall commemorates International Women’s Day in solidarity with women worldwide, alongside PEN Malmö, ABF Malmö, Feminist Dialog, and Feminists4Jina. On two Sundays, March 3rd and 10th, we gather to highlight women in some of the world’s conflict areas, with a special focus this year on Gaza. On March 10th, there will be a day filled with music, readings, dance, and discussions.

On Sunday, March 10th, we offer a packed program in C-salen. We gather to listen to and share women’s voices, reminding ourselves to never cease listening or engaging against the injustices of the world. The program’s music and dance are composed/created for this occasion. Among others, Johanna Knutsson – one of the most beloved music creators in electronic music in the Nordic region – has specially composed a musical piece for Malmö Konsthall, drawing inspiration from the testimonies of Iranian women from Evin Prison.


Talk: Sandi Hilal, Åsa Olsson, Firoozeh Farvardin
Music: Johanna Knutsson & Yasmine El Baramawy
Performance (dance): Monirah Hashemi
Poetry reading and narration of life stories in multiple languages: Ida Börjel, Merima Dizdarević, Margareta Flygt, Oline Stig, Petra Mölstad, Shora Esmailian, Nora Lagström Jebara, Helan Ciya, Parvin Ardalan & Felicia Mulinari


13.00 – 13.15: Welcome
13.15 – 13.35: Special composed music by Johanna Knutsson
13.40 – 13.50 Poetry reading Ida Börjel (Somaya el Sousi + Kråkan)
13.50 – 13.55 Poetry reading Nora Lagström Jebara
13.55 – 14.10 Lecture by Åsa Ohlsson: “Belarus: Drömmen om det fria ordet har blivit det fängslade ordet”
14.10 – 14.15 Text reading Helan Ciya (A Woman in All Sorts of Means)
14.15 – 14.20 Text reading Oline Stig, Aslı Ceren Aslan (Nätter och Väggar)
14.20 – 14.35 BREAK
14.35 – 14.55 Dance performance by Monirah Hashemi (Sky from inside a coffin)
14.55 – 15.00 Poetry reading Leif Holmstrand
15.00 – 15.10 Conversation with Firoozeh Farvardin: ”New Feminisms: Subversive Gift to the World”
15.10 – 15.15 Poetry reading Margareta Flygt
15.15 – 15.20 Poetry reading Felicia Mulinari
15.20 – 15.25 Poetry reading Petra Mölstad
14.50 – 14.55 Text reading Merima Dizdarevic (Hiba Abu Nadas)
14.55 – 15.00 Poetry reading Parvin Ardalan (Mahvash Sabet)
15.00 – 15.15 BREAK
15.00 – 15.15 Recorded conversation with Sandi Hilal (Refugee Heritage)
15.25 – 15.35 Recorded poetry reading by Mahboba Ibrahimi
15.35 – 15.40 Text reading Shora Esmailian (Fidaa Ziyad)
15.40 – 15.50 Music by Yasmine El Baramawy (Oud-instrumentalist)
15.50 – 16.00 Conclusion & farewell

More about the organizers:
Feminist Dialog
Svenska PEN
ABF Malmö


What: Program day with music, poetry & dance
When: Sunday 10.3 at 13:00–16:00
Where: C-salen

Drop in, free entrance

Please note that this is one of two events under the theme “Echoing the Voices of Women: Woman, LIFE, Freedom.” The first part is the creation of a collective window installation on Sunday, March 3rd, at 11–17. Read more here