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#AnyWomanAnywhere – IWD events with Zero Tolerance, Church of Scotland, Summerhall

Date: 12:00 AM, 1st Mar 2019

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LARGE SCALE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTION MAPPING

#AnyWomanAnywhere campaign large scale animation on a building will challenge some of the common misconceptions about violence against women. This animation was developed by a multimedia artist
Robert Motyka with illustrations made by artists: Lababa Naqvi and Aga Miętkiewicz.

Venue: Opposite the Grassmarket Apex Hotel
Dates: Friday 8 March, 6.30pm-midnight
Saturday 9 March, 6.30pm-midnight
Sunday 10 March, 6.30pm-10pm
Tickets: FREE, no booking is required

 

VIOLENCE UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Over the past decades, there have been dramatic changes to public attitudes around some aspects of men’s violence against women. Yet domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women are still prevalent in
Scotland today, especially for groups of women who face other forms of discrimination: women with learning disabilities, women who sell sex, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LBT), migrant, black, Asian and minority ethnic women. Zero Tolerance and an award-winning photographer Alicia Bruce have worked with groups and
individuals affected by men’s violence to create a series of photographs that explore the types of violence against women that remain unseen, hidden and unacknowledged by mainstream society.

Venue: Summerhall, Corner Gallery
Dates: 1-17 March, Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
Except Thursday 14 March, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Tickets: FREE, no booking required

 

HOPSCOTCH A FILM BY ROXANA VILK BASED ON NADINE AISHA’S POEM ‘HOPSCOTCH’

What happens when you walk down the street…if you’re a young woman of colour…who may or may not wear a hijab? ‘Hopscotch’ produced by Amina – Muslim Women’s Resource Centre with support from Edinburgh
Rape Crisis Centre, explores just that.
A film poem based on the true account of the harassment and violence experienced by women of colour and Muslim women in public spaces, ‘Hopscotch’ aims to highlight the lived reality for many women across Scotland today.
This film will be shown on loop every day throughout the duration of the Violence Unseen exhibition.

 

VIOLENCE UNSEEN IN CONVERSATION

Join us for an evening of discussion on the link between gender inequality and violence against women and the importance of listening to and including in the debate various groups of women, and their multi-layered facets and
experiences of life. The discussion will be led by women who helped with the development of the project and representatives of women’s and equalities organisations in Scotland.

Venue: Summerhall, Corner Gallery
Date: Tuesday 12 March, 6.30pm-8pm
Tickets: FREE, booking is required via Eventbrite

 

#ANYWOMANANYWHERE: OPEN MIC FEATURING ELLEN RENTON

Join us for a night of spoken word and poetry, with a feature set from Ellen Renton, and a variety of amazing open mic-ers. Since Ellen’s first performance in 2015, she has read her work at venues including The Royal Albert
Hall, Leith Theatre, the Camden Roundhouse, and the Scottish Parliament. Her writing has been featured by Young Scot and BBC Radio Scotland. She is the winner of The Time is Now Prize in association with COP 21, and is a recipient of the Time to Shine Nurturing Talent Fund. She holds a Master’s in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of East Anglia, and is a member of the spoken word theatre company In The Works.

Venue: Summerhall, Corner Gallery
Date: Thursday 7 March, 7pm-9pm
Tickets: FREE, booking is required via Eventbrite

 

EARLY YEARS GENDER EQUALITEA & COFFEE MORNING

Join us for a coffee and a chat about the links between gender equality in the early years and better outcomes
for all children. We will also encourage you to share your experiences, ideas and tips with one another on how to challenge gender stereotyping in the early years. Pop in anytime between 10am and noon. Children are welcome and
there is a play area for them in the cafe.

 

Venue: Summerhall Cafe
Date: Monday 11 March, 10am-12noon
Tickets: FREE, booking is required via Eventbrite

SPIRITUAL ABUSE AS COERCIVE CONTROL WORKSHOP

Join Amina MWRC and the Church of Scotland to explore different forms of spiritual abuse and how they
relate to the new domestic abuse laws in Scotland. We’ll talk about real case study examples of spiritual
abuse and explore the impact these can have on survivors, as well as discuss the challenges linked to this
form of violence.

Venue: Summerhall, Corner Gallery
Date: Thursday 14 March, 2pm-4pm
Tickets: FREE, booking is required via Eventbrite

 

DOCUMENTARY FILM THE JUDGE WITH PANEL DISCUSSION

When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine’s Chief Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. But just a few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge to
be appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic law) courts.

THE JUDGE offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud – her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. With unparalleled access to the courts, THE JUDGE presents an unfolding vérité legal drama, with rare insight into both Islamic law and gendered justice. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine – custody of children, divorce, abuse – while offering an unvarnished look at life for women and Shari’a.

Venue: Summerhall, Corner Gallery
Date: Wednesday 13 March, 6.30pm – 9pm
Tickets: FREE, booking is required via Eventbrite
Supported by the UK Asian Film Festival

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