Voices for Peace

Women in War

Saturday 7th October 2017
Longfleet Baptist Church, 138 Wimborne Rd, Poole BH15 2EX
3pm

 

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 acknowledges that “civilians, particularly women and children, account for the vast majority of those affected by armed conflict.” Yet, all to often, women are forgotten participants and voiceless victims of war.
 

Women and War in Their Own Words

This performance witnesses how women are affected by war by bringing to life the poetry and stories of those caught up in conflict and violence. Music from each poet’s culture weaves through their words, enhancing the atmosphere and allowing time for reflection. In addition, Paula will present her own self-penned songs inspired by these women’s poetry and stories.

Their words are at once heart-rending, shocking, provoking, uplifting and subversive. Yet, again and again, as if with one voice, these women resist war, defy inhumanity and call resoundingly for peace.

Are we ready to hear them yet?