In support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25th November), +Collective is organizing “We Want We Do”, a 6-week program with the specific goals of:

  • Raising awareness amongst the general public of the issue of domestic abuse and violence;

  • Equipping participants with concrete information on services provided by public organizations and NGOs aimed to prevent violence on women and support victims;

  • Setting up a space of discussion and reflection about the topic through art, webinars, workshops, and a podcast.

We Want We Do - program:

Rajat - Terapeuttisen kirjoittamisen päivä naisille

21.10.2020

10:00 - 15:00

Lapinlahdentie 1, 00180, Helsinki

Therapeutic writing workshop in Finnish, organized by the art therapist Aija Salovaara and Jenni Hurmerinta. The participants will be able to immerse themselves in a safe and gentle atmosphere to address their feelings, memories, and experiences. The created texts will be used in the art installation Rajat, project in collaboration with Alessandro Rampazzo and inTracollective in Oodi Central Library.

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Shoes painting workshop for the installation "Zapatos Rojos"

22,26.10.2020

17:00 - 20:00
Pengerkatu 6, 00530, Helsinki

“Red Shoes” is a public art installation that took over the world. Its creator is Elina Chauvet, who first started this project at the end of the 90ies when Chauvet’s sister got killed by her husband. In order to recreate the installation, we gathered around 300 pairs of women shoes, which will be painted in red during these two workshops. The main goal is to open the dialogue about the topic and create a space for collective reflection on the issue of gender-based violence.

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Podcast: "Not just talk, also action!"

27.10.2020,

online

Available here.


Interview by Anna Juusela (We Encourage), with Chiara Costa-Virtanen (International Working Woman of Finland) and Shirlene Green Newball (Red de Mujeres). They will be talking about the We Want We Do program and the different types of gender-based violence.

    Panel discussion: "Getting help: What are the current legislative barriers?"

    11.11.2020

    16.30 - 18.00,

    online

    ZOOM, register here to get your link (held in English).

    Although domestic violence exists in Finland, the Finnish system lacks clear legislation on the topic. We will analyze the issue, from a legislative but also from a political and institutional point of view.
     

    The speakers are: Maija-Ilona Pekkanen (jurist specialized in domestic violence), Sini Kollan (activist), Zama Ferin (moderator).

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    Architecture installation "Todist-H"

    17.-29.11.2020

    10:00 - 20:00,

    Oodi library, ground floor (close to Kino Regina)

    Todist-H, by inTra collective, is the representation of a House, a house as the place where violence is often present. The space you should feel safe in, can become a cage it is hard to escape from without help. 

    The installation aims to collect testimonies, thoughts, suggestions, in order to bring attention to a topic it is still a taboo for many. The texts you'll be seeing displayed are the result of the "Rajat" workshop organized in October by the art therapists Aija Salovaara and Jenni Hurmerinta.

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    Photo installation ”Love Notes”

    17.-29.11.2020

    10:00 - 20:00,

    Oodi library, ground floor (close to Kino Regina)

    Photo reportage by Alessandro Rampa that narrates the story of Nita, a Finnish woman and mother who, after suffering domestic violence for almost four years, decides to break-up and get back hers and her kid's life. What happens, both on a physical and on a psychological level, after suffering aggression and violence?

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    Panel discussion: "Online violence"

    20.11.2020

    16.30 - 18.00,

    online

    ZOOM, register here to get your link (held in English).

     

    The speakers are: Louna Hakkarainen, Chiara Costa-Virtanen, and Maija-Ilona Pekkanen, moderated by Priyanka Banerjee

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    AINO - Showcasing the AI tool for victims of domestic violence

    25.11.2020

    11.00 - 11.30,

    Online (live-stream on PlusCollective Facebook Page)

    AINO is a conversational Artificial Intelligence tool for providing psycho-social support and guidance to women victims of intimate partner violence, gender-based violence, and promoting sexual and reproductive health.

    Follow the live-streamed presentation to see it in action!

    Learn more on the project here.

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    "Zapatos Rojos" installation, by Elina Chauvet

    25.11.2020

    14.00 - 18.00.

    Kansalaistori,

    00100 Helsinki

    Zapatos Rojos, “Red Shoes”. Tribute to all the women and girls victims of femicide and forced disappearance in Mexico and in the world. The red shoes installation’s goal is to symbolically highlight and address amongst the general public gender-based violence. Launched at the end of the 90ies in Ciudad Juárez (Chihuahua, Mexico), it has become over the years a symbol of reflection and a display of the still present violence against women.
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    Speeches and live performances:

    25.11.2020

    16.00 - 18.00.

    Kansalaistori,

    00100 Helsinki

    Speeches: Marisel Soto Godoy from Monika-Naiset liitto, Jaana Tiiri from Rusetti ry, Cult Cunth, Susanna Viljanmaa from Transfeminiinit ry, Anastasia Trizna.
    Live performances:
    • "Kuule minut", by Tanja Kettumäki
    • "Strip tease" (Blanca Varela), by Willka
    • "Tarpeia", by Sonia Taiarol
    • "Nos queremos vivas", by Pewen
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