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female:pressure, the international network of female artists in the fields of electronic music and digital arts has launched an awareness and solidarity campaign for the cantons of #Rojava (Western Kurdistan, located in northern Syria). In #Rojava women participate on all levels of decision making and building a new society from scratch, with built-in social, racial and ethnic justice, religious freedom, ecological principles and gender equality.

The call for participation and submission of works is now open. The work must be related and critically deal with the topic of #Rojava; otherwise there are no restrictions. Everybody is welcome! With a series of music, media and sound art to listen, dance and fight to, female:pressure would like to send love and strength to the people in #Rojava and spread a positive message in support of their efforts.

The final publication is planned for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016. Deadline for the final publication on 8 March is 29 February 2016.

To submit please head here to see the full details, as well as a list of background links. They welcome an informal email with the link to your submission to: rojava AT femalepressure DOT net

Please tag everything with #femalepressure for #rojava #revolution #solidarity

A presentation of the first round of submissions will take place at CTM Festival, Berlin on 6th February 2016, where Hevî, who recently spent time in Rojava, explains the background of the region’s struggle and shares her thoughts on the role of art in this context. Ipek Ipekcioglu introduces her body of work and presents her collaboration with Kurdish singer Sakina. Sky Deep’s submission featuring Hevî “Women & The Gun” will be presented. female:pressure will also premiere a video work by Olivia Louvel that deals with women’s militaristic struggles. Antye Greie-Ripatti (AGF:poemproducer) and Annie Goh will lead the discussions to ask what we can learn from #Rojava.

Want to get inspired? Listen to a playlist of the successful submissions from the first round of the call here.