WOMEN IN THE DARK describes the place assigned to women in a society – a forgotten and repressed place. The extent of darkness is different in each country, as is the response to women who attempt to get to the light and speak out.
Women that live in the dark of a society get the opportunity to share their experiences, fears, pain, anger, hopes, believes and wishes by writing on white shirts (or equivalent female clothes) with a red permanent marker.
A central part of the project is that the women who express themselves are accompanied by supportive experts and counselors, if they so wish.
Women write at home, in groups, workshops or in public. The specific setting varies, depending on the person, situation and organization.
If the women agree, photos are taken and become part of the documentation.
WOMEN IN THE DARK is an international art project, as discrimination and violence against women are a global problem.
The project has already been launched in Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mauritius, China, India, Switzerland, Chile and Germany. More countries are planned.