"ZINEadadar" project presentation

On April 22, in the “Zangak'' bookstore, the CSN Lab presented the first and second editions of the “ZINEadadar” project. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Armenia Alison Mary LeClaire was personally present at the event. In her speech, LeClaire emphasized the importance of bringing attention to the experiences of women and girls during times of war and conflict, ensuring their active participation in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

The meeting was accompanied by a panel discussion attended by the authors, experts, and visual artists who were actively involved in the preparation of the zines. The meeting was moderated by Shushanna Tevanyan, the coordinator of the "ZINEadadar" project and the host of the "ZINEadadar" podcasts. 

The attendees were actively engaged in the following discussion. Some of the guests reaffirmed that dominant narratives depict women as “victims” whose rights are violated during wars and the ones carrying the aftermaths of armed conflicts, such as sexual violence, domestic violence and other issues. Others touched upon the importance of women’s participation in negotiations and peacebuilding.

The team of the CSN Lab continues to work on the “ZINEadadar” project. New zines and new podcast episodes will be released soon.

The project is implemented by the “Cultural and social narratives laboratory” NGO supported by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).