International Women’s Day

On March 8th, 2023, our team at farida_global_organization organized an event at the Marktkirche in Essen city , to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event featured a panel discussion entitled “Strong Women Shaping Their Future – The Courage to Change the World a Little Bit Every Day,” moderated by Dr. Michaela Zöhrer, a peace and conflict researcher. The panelists included Sonka Mehner, a lawyer and specialist in criminal law; Sanaa Alnemat, the director of women’s and survivors’ affairs at Farida e.V.; Jawahir Cumar, the managing director of the Stop Mutilation e.V. counseling center; and Mevlida Macanovic, a peace activist and researcher.

We are very proud of all the strong women who joined our panel discussion and shared their inspiring stories and perspectives.

It is essential that women and girls are included in decision-making and solutions not only on International Women’s Day, but every day. Farida Global is committed to promoting women’s voices and creating opportunities for them to contribute to a better world.

Along with the panel discussion, we also showcased our photo exhibition #TheWomanWhoBeatISIS .

We would like to thank Marktkirche Essen, Fördergesellschaft Kultur und Integration GmbH, and the @Evangelischinessen for their collaboration and support.

Along our the panelists and speakers, we would also like to express our gratitude to @mit.jans.augen the pastor of the Evangelical Church in Essen, Marion Greve , the superintendent of the Evangelical Church in Essen and last but not least, Saeed Qasim Sulaiman Co-Executive Director of Farida Global and founder of “The Women Who Beat ISIS” Exhibition, for their keynote and closing remarks.

Portraits and exhibition © goes to our talented photographers and exhibition team:

@aliceaedy @haileycsadler @thijsbroekkamp @rainerwaelder @mayaalleruzzo @ali.arkady @afshinismaeli @andreadicenzo @mishkofaris @shingaly.ahmed @sofiandlkani @davidlohm @theballadoftoninho @saeedqasimsulaiman @miriamweller @khalidQ.Salih @saaddawod

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