Female Arctic: Empowering young women in the industrialized Russian North (FEMARC)

Industrial cities have traditionally required more male than female labour. They are permeated with a masculine culture that makes young women especially vulnerable. In Russia there is a lack of initiatives aimed at women and raising questions of gender asymmetries.

This project hopes to empower women in the industrialized Russian Arctic region through discussions of gender inequalities and art/cultural exchange. The project will develop gender sensitivity in civil society and stimulate art/culture initiatives which support women.