Our Society Is Not At Its Best: We Must Engage. Lara Köck

Our Society Is Not At Its Best: We Must Engage. Lara Köck

‘‘A considerable problem in Styria is rural depopulation – especially, a lot of young women moving from the countryside into the city. The reasons for this are often complex; they range from jobs, education and cultural offers to childcare. Leaders in shrinking communities are often puzzled by this depopulation as they have no awareness of the realities of life for young women – how should they be able to represent these women politically? Therefore, it is even more important that women must get active themselves and start to co-create their home towns. We women must bring attention to what many male politicians do not see.’’

More Women in Politics. Ksenija Radovanović

More Women in Politics. Ksenija Radovanović

“Gender equality must manifest itself through the absolute equal participation of both men and women in political life, not just a number on a piece of paper.“

Ksenija Radovanovic, architect, activist Belgrade on Water, candidate for local election in Belgrade 2018, Belgrade, Serbia

Female Body Display x Public Space. Nora Noor

Female Body Display x Public Space. Nora Noor

,,We have a law that allows for a citizen to complain to a community council if they see something that they consider vulgar, improper or sexualized in outdoor advertising. If agreed, the advertising can then be taken down. A group like Chienne de Garde do amazing things – for example once they find such spot, they get keys to advertising stands and they just take it down during the night. They literally hack public furniture.’’

Where the Streets are Named after Women. Etuna Nogaideli

Where the Streets are Named after Women. Etuna Nogaideli

,,Bringing this project to the end was a very political act in its truest sense. I have attended several meetings of different committees at the City Hall; I have listened to insulting comments from different members. Some claimed it was a violation of their rights that we obliged them to read biographies of women that they were not interested in. The other comment was that we were supporting further distortion of the city with unnecessary construction. However, along the way, I have also been supported by a number of people; feminists who worked either in the City Council and / or the City Hall, but also ordinary employees and our partners.''