Wednesday 27 June, 9.30am – 10.45am
Feminist Forum, a space to share updates and intelligence on feminist campaigns, projects and related political developments.
Sue Tibballs, CEO of the Women’s Sport & Fitness Foundation (WSFF). WSFF is a charity that exists to create a nation of active women. Working across issues from the lack of media profile and sponsorship for elite women’s sport, to the reasons why so many girls drop out of being active at school, Sue will talk broadly about the work of WSFF, and the opportunities – and threats! – presented by this summer’s Olympic Games.
Joanna Burigo of The GUERREIRASPROJECT. The project uses football as a platform to open spaces for discussion around gender issues. Joanna will talk about how they use narratives of female players in Brazil to get people thinking about the significance of privilege, justice and change.
Emily Esplen of Womankind Worldwide. Emily will present their Women’s Rights Advocacy Toolkit, a resource to support women’s organisations and activists to advocate for change. Compiled with partner organisations in many countries the toolkit provides information and case studies on topics including defining goals and objectives, identifying targets and allies, building support for campaigns within your organisation and measuring success.
June 4th-5th, 2012 – São Paulo, Brazil
The GUERREIRASPROJECT participated at the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society in São Paulo, Brazil on June 4th-5th, 2012. The Forum brought together leaders and rising talents from all over the world to discuss challenges for the country as it continues to make a presence in the global economy. The event marked a great opportunity for building and enhacing Brazilian and international networks, developing cross-sector partnerships and business action, strengthning the influence of women leaders, and promoting diversity in the business world.
4 February, 2012
Joanna Burigo from the GUERREIRASPROJECT participated on a plenary titled ‘Sexism in Popular Culture’ at the 2012 go feminist! conference in London this February.
14:30/ Plenary – Sexism in popular culture
Women are visible within popular culture but are only represented in certain ways. From women in sport and film to trans and working class women, representations within media and popular discourse is limited at best, focusing on their bodies and perpetuating stereotypes rather than looking at realities and achievements.
Pratibha Pramar, Kali Films
Joana Burigo, Guerreiras Project
Kealy Hastick, Platform 51
Paris Lees, Trans Media Watch
November 8th-13th, 2011 – Port of Spain, Trinidad
NEXT STEP Sport for Development Conference, Trinidad & Tobago
The GUERREIRASPROJECT participated at the Next Step 2011 Conference on Sport for Development in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The event brought together leaders from NGOs, governments, and academic institutions to further the steps on our collective global mandate of using sport as a tool to achieve the MDGs. This was a great platform for sharing research, ideas, and tools for program implementation and policy-making. Caitlin Fisher from the GUERREIRASPROJECT presented on the Policy Panel alongside Women Win, the Kenyan National Organization for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation, and the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sport. The GUERREIRASPROJECT also carried out a series of Football & Gender Dialogue Workshops in the community in partnership with the Trinidad & Tobago Alliance for Sport & Physical Education (TTASPE) with the Under-17 Trinidad & Tobago women’s national football team, and a local boy’s football club. Clips from the event can be found under the ‘Workshops’ tab.
Friday – 14th October 2011
TALKAOKE, with The People Speak
The People Speak Headquarters, 17-25 Cremer St., London, E2 8HD
The GUERREIRASPROJECT is partnering with The People Speak to bring you Football & Gender Talkaoke. This session will involve a screening of the GUERREIRASPROEJCT multimedia photo-documentary clip of women’s football in Brazil. The clip highlights the ways in which the women’s game is beginning to move from the margins towards the mainstream of Brazilian culture and draws attention to some of the tensions that accompany these shifts. Audio interviews, still imagery and ambient sound are used to capture the voices and stories of these female players. These voices are then used to stimulate a broader discussion around gender norms– both within and beyond football.
The aim of this session is to open up space for challenging narrow gender scripts and questioning deep-seated beliefs. Through the ‘think, see, wonder’ approach, opportunities arise for us to put words to experiences and thoughts that have not necessarily been said out loud, but which often have the potential to resonate with others…and this resonating can lay the groundwork for rethinking empowerment, sustainability, justice and change.
July 11th – July 29th
The Guerreiras Project launched at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany with an exhibit at the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin from July 11th-29th.
June 27th- July 3rd
Alongside the FIFA Cup, DISCOVER FOOTBALL will be hosting an International Women’s Football Tournament. Discover Football is part of the German Football Association (DFB)’s new cultural calendar “Spielraum 2011″. The calendar presents artistic and cultural projects connected with women’s football and the women’s world cup. Women’s football teams from around the globe are invited to come together in Berlin to play in a tournament that will take place against a background of film and cultural events – an intercultural exchange experience. The participants will come from India, Brazil, Afghanistan, Ruanda, Togo, Cameroon, Berlin, Israel, Jordan and Palestine.
Discover Football has also collaborated in the production of the documentary film Football Under Cover about the Iranian Women’s National team and the first public women’s football match played in an Iranian stadium since the 1979 revolution.
June 26th – July 17th
The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup will kicks off in Berlin where the Canadian women will face Germany.
May 19th- 23rd
The Guerreiras Project went on tour in Germany as part of the GENDER KICKS 2011 – ON TOUR campaign in lead up to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicked off on June 26th. We presented in Mönchengladbach, Hamburg and Berlin. The Gender Kicks Campaign was launched by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism & Gender Democracy, with the assistance of the Cultural Foundation of the German Football Association (DFB). Gender Kicks ON TOUR 2011 visited 12 cities throughout Germany with representatives from Nigeria, Mexico, Germany and Brazil, offering the opportunity to put gender issues on the public agenda, through culture, sports and politics.
We led a Guerreiras workshop at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics.
May 14th- 15th
We presented Guerreiras at the Demystifying Public Engagement Conference (PEGS) at Newcastle University. The initiative’s overall objective is to ‘demystify’ public engagement for researchers and to extend the discussion of public engagement strategies and issues beyond the established tranches of academia. ‘Demystifying Public Engagement’ seeks to bring together people from within and outside of the academy who have an interest in issues surrounding gender and sexuality, and aims to support creative approaches toward existing and new public engagement initiatives and projects, as well as encourage critical discussion of practices and strategies.