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?
Sunday 14th June 2015
Jordans Quaker Centre, Quaker Meeting House, Welders Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2SN 3pm
Sunday 15th November 2015
Amersham Meeting House, Whielden Street,
Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0JB 2.30pm
Sunday 17th April 2016
Watford Meeting House, 150 Church Rd, Watford WD17 4QB 1.30pm
Saturday 7th May 2016
Edgbaston Meeting House, St James Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1JP 2pm