Women’s History Walk focused on the History of the Labor Women’s Movement and Bi-communal Relations

POGO women’s movement, and particularly the local branch of POGO in the Larnaca district, invited K.I.I.F. to organise for them one of its historical walks titled Reviving the Invisible History of Women – A Walk in another Nicosia. The walk will take place on 18 November 2018 in the old Nicosia and the working language will be Greek. This walk will put particular emphasis on the history of the labor women’s movement in Nicosia. A bus will depart from Larnaca at 8:30 a.m. (meeting point for departure: the building of PEO). For booking a place please contact 99 059737.

This walk is part of a wider project titled Gender History Walks. These are alternative “tours” in the old Nicosia seeking to make visible some aspects of women’s history in response to specific points of interest. They are prepared and organised by a group of women, volunteers of K.I.I.F. who are the “guides” of the tours. The aim of these walks is to give the opportunity to the organizers and the public to look at the urban landscape – monuments, statues, street names et cetera – from a gendered perspective, to find elements portraying the history of gender relations and of female presence and contribution, and/or to narrate the history of Cypriot women which is depressingly invisible in historical narratives.

Moreover, it is important to note that the walks attempt to draw on a multicultural and multi communal perspective of the history of Cyprus, therefore they avoid and question not only the dominant patriarchal narratives of history but also the nationalist narratives which are also dominant in Cyprus historiography. For more information on the Gender History Walks press here.