Feminist Wednesday: The cost of justice for victims of violence

It’s time for a new Feminist Wednesday!

When ?
Wednesday, 5 July from 7pm
Where ?
Café Saga, 6 Avenue des Hauts-Fournaux
L-4362 Belval
Presentation by Marissa Darwulla, social worker and activist for better justice for victims of domestic violence

Starts at 7pm: Introduction by artist Menina Camarada
7.10pm: Presentation by Marissa Daruwalla
8pm – 8.30pm: Questions from the audience
9pm – 10pm: DJ set by Ori and Lulu and live painting by Menina Camarada

Admission is free
In theory, victims of domestic violence are encouraged to lodge a complaint against their abuser, or even to take legal action. But what happens in practice? Victims are encouraged to “dare” to “defend” themselves, to make their voices heard. But are these voices really heard? And what is the price to pay once a victim decides to go up against her attacker? Is it only monetary or also personal and emotional?

Marissa Daruwalla, a social worker, activist and survivor of domestic violence herself, will give us a presentation entitled “The price of justice for victims of domestic violence” in English (translation into French is provided). During this presentation, Marissa Daruwalla will tell us about the constraints she encountered throughout her trial in the Luxembourg judicial system and the consequences of our current system for complainants.

The introduction will be provided by calligraphy and collage artist Menina Camarada, who explores issues such as patriarchal violence and the emancipation of victims from their aggressors in her works.

From 9pm onwards, DJ duo Ori and Lulu will be on the decks to round off the evening with some great music!

Feminist Wednesday: Qu’est-ce que le féminisme de gauche?

Qu’est-ce qu’on entend sous féminisme de gauche?

Quels sont les enjeux d’un féminisme des 99% et comment l’appliquer au Luxembourg?

Analyser et échanger sur des sujets sociaux et politiques à travers une perspective féministe de gauche, c’est ce que propose le groupe de travail féministe de déi Lénk avec le concept “Feminist Wednesday”. Animée par Line Wies, conseillère communale déi Lénk à Esch, la première édition aura lieu au Gudde Wëllen, mercredi le 7 décembre à 19h. Les intervenantes, Jessica Lopes (ASTI), Stéphanie Lanners (membre déi Lénk) Ana Correia (SNJ/conseillère communale déi Lénk) et Milena Steinmetzer (OGBL Chimie), sont elles-mêmes activistes et militantes au Luxembourg.

La soirée se finira en fête avec un Dj set vinyle avec le duo Nadia Mekhfi et Is à partir de 20h30.

Une traduction vers l’anglais est assurée

Entrée gratuite

What do we mean by left-wing feminism?

What is at stake in a feminism of the 99% and how can it be applied in Luxembourg?

Analysing and discussing social and political issues from a left-wing feminist perspective is what the feminist working group of dei Lénk proposes with the concept “Feminist Wednesday”. Led by Line Wies, municipal councillor of dei Lénk in Esch, the first edition will take place at the Gudde Wëllen on Wednesday 7 December at 7pm. The speakers, Jessica Lopes (ASTI), Stéphanie Lanners (dei Lénk member) Ana Correia (SNJ/councilor dei Lénk) and Milena Steinmetzer (OGBL Chimie), are themselves activists and militants in Luxembourg.

The evening will end with a vinyl DJ set with the duo Nadia Mekhfi and Is from 8.30pm on.

Translation into English will be provided!

Free entrance

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