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Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck’s press release on Women’s Day 2000

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© Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck

Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck’s press release on Women’s Day 2000

Typed press release by Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck titled “Aktion des Internationalen und des Deutschschweizerischen PEN zum Frauentag”, created for the Swiss German Centre on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2000, ff. 2. In this press release the Writers in Prison Committee of the Swiss German Centre focus on highlighting three cases of persecuted women: Konca Kuriş, who was murdered in Turkey in 1999; Flora Brovina, who was imprisoned in Serbia in 1999; and Irene Fernandez, who was on trial in Malaysia from 1996-2003. The press release also outlines the cases of the Myanmarese journalist Daw San San Nweh and her daughter Mo Mo Tun, the Turkish journalist Nadire Mater, and the Turkish writer Ayse Zeybek, and calls attention to the fact that of the 700 imprisoned writers PEN was involved in supporting in 2000, only 50 were women, due to the lack of public attention typically given to the cases of incarcarated female writers.

Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck’s press release on Women’s Day 2000

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Nota de prensa de Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck para el Dia de las Mujeres 2000

Nota de prensa mecanuscita por Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck titulada "Aktion des Internationalen und des Deutschschweizerischen PEN zum Frauentag", creada por el Centro Suizo Alemán para el Día Internacional de la Mujer, el 8 de marzo, de 2000, ff. 2. En la nota de prensa, el Comité de Escritores Encarcelados del Centro Suizo Alemán destaca tres casos de mujeres perseguidas: Konca Kuriş, asesinado en Turquía en 1999; Flora Brovina, encarcelada en Serbia en 1999; y Irene Fernandez, que estuvo juzgada en Malasia de 1996 a 2003. La nota de prensa también presenta los casos de la periodista de Myanmar Daw San San Nweh y de su hija Mo Mo Tun, de la periodista turca Nadire Mater, y de la escritora turca Ayse Zeybek, y destaca el hecho que de entre los 700 casos de escritores encarcelados defendidos por PEN en 2000, solamente 50 eran mujeres, debido a la falta de atención que tradicionalmente han recibido los casos de mujeres escritoras encarceladas.

Date:

08/03/2000

Creator:

Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck

Centre:

Swiss German Centre  (DeutschSchweizer PEN Zentrum)

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