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Quarter 4  December 15th. 2020 - April 15th.
Feminicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Mothers for peace, Afghanistan
Shamsia Hassani, Afghanistan
Malala Yousafhai, Pakistan
Brazilian indigenous seeks EU support

IS and the attempted genocide of the Yazidis


September 19th.-27th.
GLOBAL CLIMATE DEMONSTRATIONS REVOLT view a depiction of the global demonstrations (approx. 40 pics.) 

Quarter 3 September 15th. 2019 - December 15th. 2019
She's back: amazon viking and climate warrior Greta Thunberg (16)
Amazonas burning!
IRAN SPECIAL: Forough Farrokhzad feminist poetress
Iranian female amazon photographers
USA: The squad

Quarter 2 May 31th. - September 1t5h.
Urgent rescue call for  Latifa Al Maktoum aka princess/sheikha of Dubai
Urgent call for Nasrin Sotoudeh (Iran)
' Lipstick and Gas Masks ': Women in times of resistance Mashid Mohadjerin

London Climate Rebelion 1
London Climate Rebelion 2

Greta Thunberg, Sweden, climate rebel, activist and amazon warrior says: "I'll be back!"

Special Climate Alert:
Greta Thunberg, Sweden, climate rebel, activist and amazon warrior
Alexandria Villaseņor, NYC, climate rebel, activist and amazon warrior
Global march 2019

Quarter 1 FEB- 31 MAY 2019 : Malala Yousafhai Pakistan - Nigerian schoolgirls - Peshmerga female combatants Koerdistan -
Greta Thunberg, Sweden, climate rebel/activist.



Shamsia Hassani: Amazon Afghanistani socially engaged street artist.

She was born in Iran before she moved to Afghanistan.


Photograph: Shamsia Hassani/www.kabulartproject.com

And when I say a street artist I don't mean a graffitist putting her tags all over the place but somebody with a social/community message or in her words:"I want to colour over the bad memories of war on the walls," Hassani told Art Radar last year, "and if I colour over these bad memories, then I erase war from people's minds. I want to make Afghanistan famous because of its art, not its war."
She's considered the first female female streetartist in Afghanistan apart from being a feminist.


Hassani is the country's foremost graffiti artist, and her work is respraying Afghanistan's cultural image where before and just over a decade ago, the abiding image of art in Afghanistan was the Buddhas of Bamiyan being destroyed by Taliban dynamite.


Graffiti has proved the perfect artform for modern-day Afghanistan, practically as well as metaphorically. It is the ultimate democratic medium, freely available to spectators and artists alike (save for the spray-can budget) and capable of transmitting a powerful idea or message without words (Afghanistan still has one of the world's lowest literacy rates). Art galleries are scarce in the ravaged cities, but there are blank walls and pavements in abundance. Hassani even sprayed one of her pieces on the ruins of Kabul's Russian Cultural Centre. And where graffiti is an outlaw activity in the west, policed with Taliban-like vigilance, in Afghanistan, it is embraced (Hassani teaches at Kabul University's faculty of fine arts). For extra irony, she took up the art after being inspired by British artist, Chu, who held a graffiti workshop in Kabul in 2010. Women are very much Hassani's subject matter. She often draws them in stylised blue silhouettes, wearing burqas, or, more recently in a hijab. They're far from Taliban-sanctioned stereotypes, though. Hassani's figures are active subjects: strong, graceful, dynamic, often depicted emerging from depths, lost in reflection, even dancing. "I want to show that women have returned to Afghan society with a new, stronger shape," she told Art Radar. "It's not the woman who stays at home. It's a new woman. A woman who is full of energy, who wants to start again."


Now imagine yourself, a Western street artist, walking around in Kabul, surrounded by fellow citizens but moreso in the constant crossfire between the taliban, al qaida and the IS, the government and the USA troops. Would you have the balls to paint your street art? I don't think so but Shamsia Hassani does!

Watch and listen to an interview by the women's room, UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DQ5GuZRQYw&t=915s


copyright The Guardian - The womens room, UK

editor Gino d'Artali

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