"Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining Fairy Tales for a New Generation"

UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is launching its new creative writing initiative "Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation" which aims to change the way societies think about women's and girls’ roles, human potential and rights by rewriting and reimagining 28 fairy tales. The launch event will bring together feminist writers, celebrities, theater performers, civil society representatives and children to discuss the role of fairy tales in challenging gender stereotypes and making gender equality a lived reality for all.
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Event type: Launch events

Start date: 18 November 2021 | Start time: 13:00 UTC+03:00
End date: 18 November 2021 | End time: 15:00 UTC+03:00

Event description

UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is launching its new creative writing initiative, "Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation" which aims to change the way societies think about women's and girls’ roles, human potential and rights by rewriting and reimagining 28 fairy tales. The fairy tales are created by 31 writers from across Europe, the Western Balkans and Central Asia for children aged 8 to 12 years.

The launch event will bring together feminist writers, celebrities, theatre performers, civil society representatives and children to discuss the role of fairy tales in challenging gender stereotypes and making gender equality a lived reality for all. The event will be held in a hybrid format at MEF International School in Istanbul (Turkey) and live-streamed on UN Women Europe and Central Asia Facebook Channels.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION on the role of storytelling in achieving gender equality and share the fairy tales on social media using #AwakeNotSleeping and #GenerationEquality. Tag: @unwomeneca on TW, @unwomeneuropecentralasia on FB, and @unwomeneca on Instagram

WATCH THE TRAILER for the Awake Not Sleeping collection here.

Sponsored by: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, MEF International Schools

More information:
  • Contact person: Meriza Emilbekova meriza.emilbekova@unwomen.org