On December 14, at the Oda Theater, the Center for Art and Community – Artpolis launched for the first time in Balkan history the First Virtual Museum of Women Activists.
This virtual museum is presented as a digital entity that takes the character of a museum, but with a more distinctive role; Promote the values of the peaceful activism of women who protect human rights. This museum, which will be the first of its kind in Kosovo, will be presented in the form of an interactive platform, bringing inspirational and vital stories, pictures or videos of women activists.
The idea came from the need to have information on women’s activism in Kosovo and lack of information on women activists who have challenged the mentality and patriarchal system. Precisely for those reasons that little history recognized, even a chapter was never dedicated to these women. They are much, much more than we know. They are not numbers are names that should not be forgotten
Artpolis together with activist Fjolla Vukshinaj have initially collected 20 articles about women from Kosovo and the Region who have fought in social disparities in various forms by engaging in empowering women’s role in patriarchal societies.
The presentation of the platform was followed up with a discussion with participating activists which are also part of the history of human rights, such as: Moderator: Fjolla Vukshinaj; Panelist: Xhejrane Lokaj – Activist; Shuki Gashi – Executive Director of Partners Kosova – Center for Conflict Management / Activist, Vjollca Krasniqi – Professor at the Department of Social Affairs, University of Prishtina / Activist, Ariana Qosaj – Mustafa – KIPRED, Blerta Zeqiri – Director / Dramaturge, Jeta Krasniqi – KDI , Urim Ahmeti, Sherife Vukshinaj – Economist, Adelina Berisha – RrGG and Halit Kadriu.
Hundreds of associates, activists, artists and women who have written the history of activism hailed the initiative. The evening was followed by a cocktail event under the sound of live music by Vala Mulliqi and Denis Rexhepi.
Photographer: Elmedina Arapi
This initiative was supported by Kvinna till Kvinna.