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Women Writers Committee in Dakar

Photograph of Women Writers Committee members at the 73rd PEN International Congress in Dakar, Senegal, which took place on 4-11 July 2007 and was titled The World and Human...

Princess Nandi Zulu reading Women's Manifesto

Video in which Her Royal Highness Princess Nandi Zulu of the Zulu Royal House reads PEN International's Women's Manifesto in Zulu (which she herself translated), directed by Mattias Axelsson...

Changing the Charter in English

Electronically typed document concerning changes to Article 3 of the PEN International Charter, f. 1. This document (in its English version) affirms modifications to the Charter that were passed...

Women's Manifsto launch in Buenos Aires

Photograph PEN members after the presentation of the Women's Manifesto at the Buenos Aires Congress of Latin American PEN Centres that was held on 26-28 July 2018. From left...

Clement and the Dalai Lama

Photograph of Jennifer Clement, president of PEN International (2015-) at an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dhamasala, India, on 4 May 2017, during a trip to...

Noma Dumezweni reading Women's Manifesto

Photograph of a conference co-organised by ICORN and PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee that was held in Rotterdam on 29-31 May 2019 and titled At Home Everywhere. Here,...

Invitation to launch of Women's Manifesto

Invitation to an event held to launch PEN International's Women's Manifesto - a pledge made by PEN to endorse principles of non-violence, safety, education, equality, access and parity for...

Nicola Sturgeon receives Women's Manifesto

Photograph of Nicola Sturgeon, second from the left, First Minister of Scotland, receiving the Women's Manifesto from Jennifer Clement, end on the left, president of PEN International (2015-), with...

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka recieves Women's Manifesto

Photograph of UN under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the left, recieving the PEN International Women’s Manifesto from Jennifer Clement, president of PEN International (2015-)....

Sofi Oksanen recieves Women's Manifesto

Photograph of the Finnish writer and playright Sofi Oksanen, on the right, receiving the PEN International Women’s Manifesto from Jennifer Clement, president of PEN International (2015-). PEN launched the...

Clement's speech upon becoming PEN president

Photograph of Jennifer Clement, president of PEN International (2015-), speaking at the 81st PEN International Congress in Quebec City after being elected the first woman president of PEN International....

Vera Iversen

Photograph of Vera Iversen, member of the Central Asian Centre, the Norwegian Centre, and the Women Writers Committee. This photograph was taken at the 80th PEN International Congress in...

WWC group in Reykjavík

Photograph of Women Writers Committee members at the 79th PEN International Congress in Reykjavík, Iceland, which was held on 9-12 September 2013 and titled Digital Frontiers: Linguistic Rights and...

Kathmann and Tsung Su at UN session

Photograph of Lucina Kathmann, on the right, former president of the San Miguel de Allende Centre, vice-president emerita of PEN International (2003-) and chair of the Women Writers Committee...

Kathmann welcomed by the Melbourne Centre

Photograph of Lucina Kathmann, former president of the San Miguel de Allende Centre, vice-president emerita of PEN International (2003-) and chair of the Women Writers Committee (1996-2000), being welcomed...

Martha Cerda

Photograph of Martha Cerda, president emerita of the Guadalajara Centre and chair of the Women Writers Committee (2000-03).

Meredith Tax

Photograph of Meredith Tax, first president of the Women Writers Committee (1991-94).

Outside Keur Birago Centre in Dakar

Photograph of PEN members gathered outside the Keur Birago Centre in Dakar in 2000. From left to right at the very front are: Lucina Kathmann, former president of the...

Ma Thida and Lucina Kathmann

Photograph of Ma Thida, on the left, president of the Myanmar Centre (2013-16), Board member of PEN International (2016-) and member of the Women Writers Committee, and Lucina Kathmann,...

Ma Thida and Phina So

Photograph of Phina So, on the left, chair of the Cambodian Centre's Women Writers Committee, and Ma Thida, on the right, president of the Myanmar Centre (2013-16), Board member...

Lucina Kathmann at UN Commission

Photograph of Lucina Kathmann, former president of the San Miguel de Allende Centre, vice-president emerita of PEN International (2003-) and chair of the Women Writers Committee (1996-2000), speaking at...

HERstory exhibition in New York

Photograph of Lucina Kathmann, on the left, former president of the San Miguel de Allende Centre, vice-president emerita of PEN International (2003-) and chair of the Women Writers Committee...

WWC members in Iceland

Photograph of Women Writers Committee members in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland between meetings at the 79th PEN International Congress in Reykjavík, which took place on 9-12 September 2013....

Kathmann and Mintegi in Korea

Photograph of Lucina Kathmann, on the left, former president of the San Miguel de Allende Centre, vice-president emerita of PEN International (2003-) and chair of the Women Writers Committee...

Greta Rana

Photograph of Greta Rana, founder of the Nepalese Centre and chair of the Women Writers Committee (1994-96).

Committee members in Dakar

Photograph of Women Writers Committee members at a meeting held in the Senate Chamber in Dakar in 2000. From left to right are: Lucina Kathmann, former president of the...

Judith Rodriguez

Photograph of Judith Rodriguez, president (1989-92) and vice-president of the Melbourne Centre (1992-2007), member of PEN International's Board (2001-06), chair of the Search Committee (2008-09; 2009-12), member of the...

Elisabeth Nordgren and Philo Ikonya

Photograph of Elisabeth Nordgren, on the left, chair of the Women Writers Committee (2015-18), and Philo Ikonya, on the right, former president of the Kenyan Centre. This photograph may...

Starcevic and Kathmann at UN demonstration

Photograph of Elizabeth Starcevic, on the left, former president of the San Miguel de Allende Centre and member of the Women Writers Committee, and Lucina Kathmann, on the right,...

Nawal El Saadawi

Photograph of the Egyptian feminist, novelist, psychiatrist and activist Nawal El Saadawi (Nawāl Saʻdāwī). El Saadawi was the first human rights case to be taken up by the Women...

Iqbāl Barakah

Photograph of Iqbāl Barakah, chair of the Women Writers Committee (2012-15).

Boat trip to Elephanta Island

Photograph of Women Writers Committee members on a boat trip to Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour in October 2018. From left to right are: Sarah Lawson, member of the...

Anisa Sabiri

Photograph of the writer and filmmaker Anisa Sabiri, who was a special guest of the Women Writers Committee at the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which was...

Bêrîvan Doskî

Photograph of Bêrîvan Doskî, vice-president (2013-16), co-president (2016-19) and honorary president (2019-) of the Kurdish Centre, and member of the Women Writers Committee.

Members at 78th Congress in Korea

Photograph of Women Writers Committee members at the 78th PEN International Congress in Gyeongju, Korea, which was held on 9-14 September 2012. From left to right are: Alicia Quiñones,...

Davidoff interviewed about PEN Piensa

Screenshot showing Aline Davidoff, president of the Mexican Centre (2013-15) and member of the Women Writers Committee, speaking to Alberto Aranda from Canal 22 during a televised interview held...