In 2015 Fuuse presented the inaugural Fuuse/women: Art & Activism. The event featured an exceptional roster of international speakers including former UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Farida Shaheed, feminist icon Nawal el-Saadawi, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, former Prime Minister of Norway and Special Envoy to the United Nations Gro Harlem Brundtland, and advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Hina Jilani. Other speakers included peace activist Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, American-Egyptian writer and activist Mona Eltahawy, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe from Uganda who featured in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014, and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Scilla Elworthy. This two day event also included performances by Mari Boine, Marilyn Mazur, John McLaughlin, Sister Fa and Kamilya Jubran.




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Mahsa Vahdat

Iranian artist, singer and dedicated advocate of freedom of expression opened our 2015 conference in Oslo with the music piece The Sun Rises.



Nawal El Saadawi

Feminist, writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist has braved prison, exile and death threats in her fight against female oppression.



Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi was the first Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work defending human rights.



Former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland and Hina Jilani



Mona Eltahawy

Author and activist Mona Eltahawy spoke about Body and Revolution: Women, Freedom of Expression and Sexuality.



Sheema Kermani

In Pakistan dance is considered a taboo, despite the danger Sheema continues to dance in resistance.