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52Radiominuten: talk of fem

52Radiominuten: talk of fem

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The Women's Prize of the City of Linz was awarded this year on February 28 at the "talk of fem" in the Old City Hall. The €3,600 award went to the autonomous Women's Center (aFZ) for their project "Women's Emergency Call".
We spoke to Susanne Wiesmayr, one of the center's managing directors, about her award-winning project and what this award means for the team.

Excerpts from the women's award ceremony can also be heard. Angelika Heinzl-Handl, the second Managing Director, and Elisabeth Murhammer, Chairwoman of the aFZ, explained key data, activities and the importance of the aFZ in society. Jutta Reisinger, Women's Representative of the City of Linz, presented the jury's reasons.



In 2011, a women's report for the city of Linz was presented for the first time. This clearly showed that there is a need for action in many areas when it comes to gender equality. The second women's report for the city of Linz was recently published. This also points to the need for action.

The authors of the Second Women's Report were: Julia Schuster, Theresa Fitz and Leonie Kapfer. The project was led by Doris Weichselbaumer on the initiative of Women's City Councillor Eva Schobesberger.

Julia Schuster, one of the authors of the report, was a guest of editor Sigrid Ecker on FROzine on Radio FRO. Today we are broadcasting a few excerpts from this interview.

Second Women's Report of the City of Linz - pdf version


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We congratulate Herta Gurtner and Michaela Schoissengeier, both former FIFTITU% employees and supporters, on receiving the Cultural Medal of the Province of Upper Austria. This award honors personalities of Upper Austrian cultural life. Of the 20 award winners, only 6 are women.

We also congratulate the Linz-based association maiz/das kollektiv for being awarded the Ute Bock Prize for Civil Courage.

In order to promote women who dedicate themselves to writing, this year the City of Linz is once again awarding the €3,600 Women. Literature. Prize - Marianne.von.Willemer.2019. Women living in Austria who dedicate themselves to writing and have a special connection to the city of Linz through birth, residence or their literary work are eligible to participate.
By May 3, 2019, the Women. Literature. Prize can be submitted.

What, How & for Whom or WHW, the women curators' collective with members Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović, will take over the management of Kunsthalle Wien together in future. The curator collective WHW was founded in 1999 in Zagreb, Croatia. What, How and For Whom, the three basic questions of any organization, concern the planning, conception and implementation of exhibitions as well as art production and distribution, and the position of artists on the labour market.


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The fourth Riot Grrrl Day will take place on April 9 - unfortunately only in Boston (US) at the moment.

On May 9, 2019 at 6 pm, the exhibition opening 100 Years of Women's Suffrage - "They mean it politically" will take place. This traveling exhibition will be opened in the foyer of the Altes Rathaus on Hauptplatz in Linz. There will also be readings by the authors and editors Bettina Balàka, Marlene Gölz, Eva Schörkhuber and Petra Sturm. They will read from their publication "WARUM FEIERN - Beiträge zu 100 Jahren Frauenwahlrecht".

Music: Decibelles, Hooker, Squab and Terminal Parade
Photo: City of Linz