AddF – Archiv der deutschen Frauenbewegung, Kassel, Sign.: A-F2-00052; Quelle: Bericht des 1. Internationalen Frauenkongresses Den Haag 1915, hrsg. vom Internationalen Frauenkomitee für Dauernden Frieden, Amsterdam 1915


Versammlung | Assembly


 Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus & Münchner Kammerspiele
 20.-22.4.2023
 Free admission
 Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus & Münchner Kammerspiele
 20.-22.4.2023
 Free admission

At the first “Women’s Peace Congress” in The Hague in 1915, 1,200 women from 16 warring and neutral countries drew up joint demands for world politics. They developed proposals for international law and a feminist foreign policy. They passed 20 resolutions – including one on the first day which condemned rape as a weapon of war. They confronted contradictions among “enemies” but still asked themselves whether and how wars could be ended through diplomacy.

We would like to invoke the powerful solidarity of that congress in The Hague with our own international assembly and, alongside artists and activists, ask the following questions: What is the current situation regarding our faith in democracy, human rights and international solidarity? What contradictions must we learn to endure today? Which visions can lead us to a better future?

We will discuss a feminist foreign policy and the current options for action with the head of ZDF (German State Television) Studio in Cairo Golineh Atai, political scientist Françoise Vergès and human rights activist Kristina Lunz. We will talk to artists and journalists from Syria, Ukraine, Belarus and Iran about writing during wartime and, in a cooperation with Missy Magazine, about the threats to – and also the resistance of – the female and queer body. A group of international scholarship holders will broaden our perspectives.

Part of "Female Peace Palace", a joint project between the Münchner Kammerspiele and the Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus. The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Programme Thursday, 20 April 2023 Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus & Münchner Kammerspiele
5 pm / The Women's Peace Congress in the Hague 1915 / Monacensia

An introduction by the archive of the German Women's Movement.

7.30 pm - 9 pm / Halide. Words of flame / MK

Directed by Emre Koyuncuoğlu
Werkraum // Tickets from 10 euros

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7.15 - 7.45 pm / in my hands I carry / MK

Concept and Directed by Miriam Ibrahim
Foyer im Schauspielhaus // Tickets from 10 euros

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8 pm - 9.30 pm / Anti War Women / MK

Directed by Jessica Glause
Schauspielhaus // Tickets from 10 euros

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Programme on Friday, 21 April 2023 Münchner Kammerspiele, Therese-Ghiese-Halle & Live Stream
6.00 pm / Opening and Welcoming Addresses / MK

The symposium opens with an introduction to the project and words of welcome from Munich mayor Katrin Habenschaden, the artistic director of the German Federal Cultural Foundation Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska and  Marieke Fröhlich, co-chair of the German section of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

6.30 – 8.00 pm / A Palace for Peace? / MK

Perspectives on 108 years of feminist foreign policy

Three experts look at feminist demands from The Hague in 1915 until today: How can we talk about freedom and peace in the face of war and repression around the world? What chance does a feminist foreign policy have?

Golineh Atai, head of ZDF-Studio in Cairo, formerly ARD correspondent in Cairo and Moscow and author of “IRAN. Freedom is Female” and “The Truth is the Enemy. Why Russia is So Different”

Kristina Lunz, co-founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and author of “The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist”

Françoise Vergès, political scientist and author of “A Decolonial Feminism” and “A Feminist Theory of Violence”

9.00 pm / Green Corridors / Зелені коридори / MK

By Natalia Vorozbhyt (Director: Jan-Christoph Gockel)
In German and Ukrainian with English surtitles
Therese-Giehse-Halle // Tickets from 10 euros

Programme on Saturday, 22 April 2023 Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus, Live-Stream & Münchner Kammerspiele
11.00 – 11.30 am / Welcome and Film Screening / Monacensia

Die Mysteriöse Reisende aus Kosmos 7” by Angela Aux & Su Steinmassl

11.30 am – 1.00 pm / Women in War and Resistance / Monacensia

For centuries, the female body has been an arena for violent patriarchal demonstrations of power. This panel discussion addresses the threat to women in repressive regimes and armed conflicts, but also the power that lies in resistance, networking and joining together.


Düzen Tekkal, journalist and writer who, with her human rights organisation HÁ, has been campaigning for years for the rights of the Yazidi community.

Elisabeth Baier, lawyer and criminal defence attorney specialising in human rights and international law.

Shahrzad Osterer, author and moderator at BR, was born and raised in Tehran and currently reports a lot about the protest movement in Iran.


Jutta Prediger, BR

2.00 – 3.30 pm / Art and War: A Conversation with Writers from Conflict Zones / Monacensia

Three writers read from texts written during wartime and discuss the role of art in times of war.

Volha Hapeyeva, author and poet from Belarus living in exile in Munich. In 2022, she received the Wortmeldungen award for critical short texts for her essay “A Defense of Poetry in Times of Perpetual Exile”.

Natalia Vorozhbyt, author, playwright and filmmaker who lives in Kyiv and was commissioned to write the play “Green Corridors” for the Münchner Kammerspiele.

Anna Akkash, playwright and director who lives and works in Damascus and has been writing a war diary since the beginning of the war in Syria.

4.00 pm – 5.30 pm / Queer Talk Show: Exile and resistance / Monacensia

In cooperation with the Missy Magazine.

Two experts and other online guests discuss their experiences and perspectives on queer resistance and life in exile. What did global solidarity look like in the past, how do we want it in the present and in the future?


Zain Salam Assaad, activist and journalist from Syria, Missy Magazine, lives in Berlin.

Ozi Ozar, digital content creator, director, dramaturge and author, born in Tehran, lives in Frankfurt and Berlin.

7.30 - 9 pm / Halide. Words of flame / MK

Directed by Emre Koyuncuoğlu
Werkraum // Tickets from 10 euros

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8 - 9.30 pm / Anti War Women / MK

Directed by Jessica Glause
Schauspielhaus // Tickets from 10 euros

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Followed by DJ İpek (Berlin/Istanbul) / Party / MK

More info DJ İpek here.

Next date: 20.4. Female Peace Palace
The Women’s Peace Congress in the Hague 1915
Premiere: 20.4. Female Peace Palace
Halide. Words of flame
A Performance about a Controversial Freedom Fighter • Directed by...
Next date: 22.4. Female Peace Palace
Die Mysteriöse Reisende aus Kosmos7
A Futuristic Video Work about Annette Kolb • By Angela Aux & Su...
Premiere: 14.4. Female Peace Palace
Green Corridors / Зелені коридори
Survey of a War • Premiere of a Play by Natalia Vorozhbyt
Next date: 31.3. Female Peace Palace
Anti War Women
How women threaten the war • by Jessica Glause...
Dates & Tickets
Fri 21.4. 18:00 – 20:00
Therese-Giehse-Halle & Livestream
Sat 22.4. 11:00 – 17:30
Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus & on demand
Versammlung | Assembly
  • Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus & Münchner Kammerspiele
  • 20.-22.4.2023
  • Free admission
  • Die Veranstaltung ist über Live-Stream international zugänglich und wird auf Englisch gedolmetscht.