Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO



The movement “Women Life Freedom” has been running in UNIMA focusing on women’s rights. For the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th March, eight puppeteers from all corners of the world were interviewed by volunteers of UNIMA International about puppet theatre and women’s rights in their countries and societies.

The playlist:
Women Life Freedom by UNIMA

The interviewees:
Fatime Ayreek – Afghanistan
Cida Lopes – Brazil
Mamby Mawine – Sénégal
Narguess Majd – Iran/France
Raquel Ditchekenian – Uruguay
Daria Ivanova – Ukraine
Elnaz Sheshgelani- Iran/Australia
Malvine Velo Kapita – Democratic Republic of Congo

Visit unima.org/womenlifefreedom for more contributions by puppetry artists around the world speaking for women’s rights.