We at Smashing Times are delighted to announce that our Women in an Equal Europe Book is now available to access, free of charge. This research and resource book comprises articles by, and interviews with, significant players in artistic, political, and social activism circles all across Europe. These individuals include Ivana Bacik, Irish Senator; Dil Wickremasinghe, broadcaster, comedian and journalist; and Sinéad Burke, writer, activist and fashionista; while a foreword is provided by Lynn Ruane, Irish Senator. In total, there are 21 interviews with notable women, while three articles explore the relationship between the European Union and Gender Equality.
Click here to access the Women in an Equal Europe Book.
Smashing Times are immensely grateful to all those who contributed to the creation of the book, as well as our funders the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund, and the Arts Council Young Ensemble Scheme.
The Women in an Equal Europe project involves four European partners from Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Serbia, and uses creative processes of theatre and film and online resources to promote a greater understanding of women’s rights, and the positive changes that have come about in relation to gender equality as a result of belonging to the European Union.
The project identifies 20 positive stories of change experienced by women – 5 from each partner country – that have come about as a result of belonging to the EU. The 20 stories are used to create a Women in an Equal Europe research and resource document; an EU Equality and Human Rights drama workshop and a performance/film on the role of women in Europe, which are then offered to the general public to bring citizens, artists and activists together to discuss, debate and network on gender equality, human rights, the role of the EU and the kind of Europe we want for the future in relation to gender equality, human rights and inclusion. Using the arts and political activism, the project promotes a remembrance of women’s equality and women’s experiences of life in Europe to ensure women’s voices and stories are equally heard and acknowledged.