Azerbaijan hosts Maiden Tower festival focusing on women

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 16–24 November, Azerbaijan’s capital Baku is hosting an international festival of contemporary art – ‘Maiden Tower. To Be a Woman’.

Supported by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, this year’s festival is dedicated to the fair representation of women in decision-making processes and peace building. The main topic of the event is ‘women for peace’. The festival has brought together international and local experts to share their experience in the prevention of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event also reflects on how the pandemic and war conflicts influence the lives of women through contemporary art.

The festival includes presentations, screenings, concerts, exhibitions and conferences. Each element can be considered a part of a new strategy promoting and strengthening social integration through art and culture.

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