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Feminism

Feminism is evolving and definitions are diverse across the globe. Through 6 projects, we are exploring how young Bangladeshi’s approach and explore questions around feminism. Outcomes 
include essays, vodcasts, collaborations amongst film makers, performances, spoken word and poetry.


Audiovisuals


Essays


Stories

Through Her Eyes © Under Construction by Rubaiyat Hossain

Through Her Eyes

An inclusive space to view and discuss films of and with women filmmakers from Bangladesh​
 

Women and Media © DW

Women and Media

With DW Akademie, feminists gain a new platform to answer the question: What does feminism mean to you?

Duality and Reality © Tahia Farhin Haque

Duality in Reality

Tahia Farhin Haque explores as part of Futures Beyond the Self changes due to COVID-19

Übernatural: Unlocked_Screenshot of Sultana's Dream Reading I Illustration by Chitra Ganesh Screenshot of Sultana's Dream Reading I Illustration by Chitra Ganesh

Übernatural: Unlocked

Murals featuring twelve supernatural women characters from Bengali and German folk tales 

Sister Library © Sister Library

Sister Library

Circle readings to celebrate female literary creativity with HerStory Foundation, founded by Aqui Thami

Ami Birangona Bolchi © HerStory & Goethe-Institut

Ami Birangona Bolchi

An appeal to change the narrative of women in Bangladesh Liberation War from victims to active agents​

Womanhood © Kotha

Womanhood

An audiovisual archive of gendered experiences and gender perceptions. In partnership with Kotha, Bonhishikha, and Naripokkho, we explore diverse intrapersonal relationships with womanhood of people with different backgrounds and gender identities across Bangladesh.


Events


Education

Menstrupedia: Learning about periods in a fun and easy way. Menstrupedia: Learning about periods in a fun and easy way. | © Mestrupedia.com (detail)

With comics against prejudice
"AGAINST STIGMA ON MENSTRUATION"

Menstruation is rarely discussed in India, because women on their periods are considered to be impure. With the aim of eliminating misunderstandings about menstruation, Aditi Gupta, together with her husband Tuhin Paul, has launched the educational comic Menstrupedia, which has been translated into 15 languages, including 11 regional Indian languages. What follows is a  conversation with the founder about purity, shame and feminism in India.

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