“#Genderstruggles: Building Community Resilience via Creativity and Digital Media” aims to create digital platforms for the exchange of best practices, knowhow and expertise among feminist and LGBTI+ activists/activist-scholars in Turkey and Sweden to promote resilience in the face of anti-gender mobilizations. As part of the project, several digital participatory workshops will be organized around themes such as resistance strategies, digitalization, sustainability in a digital world, solidarity networks, community engagement and outreach. Narratives, drawings/illustrations produced during and upon gatherings will be posted on a website that will serve as a showcase of gender struggles. With a transnational focus, the project will investigate the strategies of actors facing similar problems in different contexts, create a dialogic platform for the co-creation of knowledge on resistance and resilience in the face of anti-gender mobilizations.
“#Genderstruggles: Building Community Resilience via Creativity and Digital Media” will start in January 2021. SU Gender researcher Zeynep Gülru Göker will coordinate the project with three external experts: Aslı Polatdemir (Bremen University), Olga S. Hünler (Frei Universitesi) and Selin Çağatay (Gothenburg Universitesi). At RWI, RWI Turkey program’s chief advisor İlhami Alkan Olsson and researcher & program advisor Aysel Madra will coordinate the project activities with contribution from Şebnem Keniş as external advisor.