Freemuse will attend the annual Safe Havens conference in December that aims to expand knowledge on developing a protective ecosystem.
Amongst this year’s themes, attendants will discuss Creative Women at Risk in terms of global threats with a focus on strengthening and developing arts rights justice sector. The session will include workshops on A Map of Advocacy Strategies and Online & Digital Safety Training.
The conference comes after Freemuse published its report on Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence: Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age highlighting women artists’ interaction with the online space and draws attention to the worrying nature and frequency of threats they are directed.
The 2018 Safe Havens conference is organised by the city of Malmö and under the stewardship of the national project The Museum of Movements in cooperation with the Swedish Arts Council, the Ministry of Culture, and the Region Skåne. It is one of the official events of the Swedish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.