Feminist Activist reunite in Croatia's Brac
06.07.2017
During 5 - 8 June, 2017, 12 feminist activists from 10 countries around the world, including Haya Shalom from Israel, Igballe Rogova from Kosovo, Rachel Wareham from England, Lepa Mladjenovic from Serbia, Nela Pamukovic from Croatia, Laurence Hovde from France, Ria Convent from Belgium, Edme and Rina Ness from Switzerland, Dagmar Schultz and Erika Hugel from Germany, gathered in Brac, Croatia, to reflect on feminist activism over the years and organization and activities for the future.
     They gathered at the SEKA House, which is a center for therapy, education and recreation for women and children from the former Yugoslavia region, established in 1997 as a result of long-term cooperation of women from Germany with anti-nationalist women's groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia - during the wars after the collapse of Yugoslavia. The name of the project "SEKA" comes from the Serbian-Croatian word "seka" which means "beloved sister" and symbolizes the solidarity of women from which the project was created.
      Haya Shalom, a feminist and human rights activist, and a leading force in promoting women's solidarity for women's peace and rights, said that "even after the end of this reunion, I still have the vibes of last week with my sisters, week full of work, laughter, dancing, good humor and support." 
      Meanwhile, Edmee and Rina Nessim said that "friendship is being strengthened considering all those common challenges and memories in our journey."

 

 
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