Maria Alyokhina from Pussy Riot, Inna Shevchenko, Loreen, Afrah Nasser and Margot Wallström at Dramaten March 8

By on February 12, 2018
Albert Wiking

Five women who fight for human rights with courage and conviction soon take place on Dramatens stage. On International Women’s Day on March 8, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström launches a human rights interview between Inna Shevchenko journalists from Ukraine and Afrah Nasser from Yemen, activist Maria Alyokhina from Russia and the artist Loreen. Participates makes also actors Rebecka Hemse, Nina Zanjani and Stina Ekblad.

The conversation takes off in the walking exhibition and the book We Have A Dream, initiated by Albert Wiking and Oscar Edlund. The exhibition shows portraits of unknown, committed youngsters side by side with Nobel Prize winners, politicians, artists, activists and entrepreneurs. We Have A Dream is not a story of saints or superheroes. These are not unrealistic, but they have one thing in common – that they once left their security zone and have taken risks to creat a change.

The evening begins by Ulrika Årehed Kågström, Chairman of Dramate and Secretary-General of the Cancer Fund. The participants will then tell glimpses of their life stories that end with a conversation. For the music entertainment stands Loreen. Actors Rebecka Hemse, Nina Zanjani and Stina Ekblad will read selected stories from women who participate in the book.

“I don’t believe much about leaders, I believe in the ordinary people.” Maria Alyokhina

“At the moment I became a journalist, I became a stranger in my own country,” Afrah Nasser

“When people begin to dream, and when women begin to actualize their dreams of self-determination over their lives, it becomes dangerous for the ruling system.” Inna Shevchenko

“It had consequences, but I do not manage to go against my own integrity.” Loreen

“The most dangerous threat is the indifference, when people do not care or argue against, then it gets really nasty.” Margot Wallström

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