Two events dedicated to World Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th Nov.) will take place at the Cultural Center of Chania, aiming at raising awareness and informing citizens about a problem affecting the World Community, dealing with and observing the phenomenon of gender violence:
17th November 19.00 at the Cultural Center of Chania:
“Vagina Monologues” , directed by Stella Skordara.
The New York Times called the play “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decades”
The episodic play written by Eve Ensler, premiered in the 90s at the OFF-Broadway in New York .
The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, sex work, and several other topics through the eyes of women of various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences.
19:00 Viewing a short documentary of Elvina Botonaki’s Heroes
19:30 Theatrical play:”Vagina Monologues”
20:15 Discussion with Konstantinos Liolios, psychiatrist
21:00 Closing the evening with Katerina Lioliou with classical guitar sounds
2nd EVENT: 25th November: a 3-hours’ film tribute.
Cultural Centre Chania and Xaniotika Nea
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence:
Throughout Europe the women’s service clubs of Soroptimist International organise awareness raising events related to gender-based violence. From 25th November until 10th December, Human Rights Day these 16 days aim to raise public awareness and mobilizing people and politicians to bring about a change.
The campaign in cooperation with UN Women is entitled ORANGE THE WORLD, uses the colour orange to symbolize a brighter future without violence.
Who are the Soroptimists??
Find out more: Soroptimist International Europe
Greek Soroptimist Union:Τι είναι Σοροπτιμισμός;