Why do we still need International Women’s Day? Why is there still a need for women’s counseling? Why do we need the Braunau Women’s Days? Yes, much has already been achieved. Also in Braunau. This year, the women’s counseling center looks back on 20 years, the women’s transitional apartment has been offered for ten years. Much has been improved, many women have been supported. And yet that’s not enough: “Because women and men are still not treated equally,” says Margarethe Kröll, manager of the women’s counseling center in Braunau. Discussing all these topics publicly and making them visible is a first step towards improvement. This is possible internationally with Women’s Day and locally with offers on the doorstep. This year’s Braunau Women’s Days are diverse and colourful, and the Gugg cultural center is also involved. The program overview – by the way, men are also welcome!
Literary women’s cafe in the Ranshofen parish home, Sunday, March 5, from 10 a.m. The hosts are the One World Initiative and the Catholic Women’s Movement. The topic is the challenges in the field of development work, which focuses on strengthening women and their rights worldwide. Gabriele Pointner reads works by Gioconda Belli from Nicaragua.
women breakfast at the meeting place for people and work on Wednesday, March 8, at 8.30 a.m.
movie night on Wednesday, March 8th, 7 p.m. in the Dieselkino. The film “Sonne”, an Ulrich Seidl film production by director Kurdwin Ayub, will be shown. Tickets in the cinema.
reading with Mareike Fallwickl (“The anger that remains”) and Doris Leeb (“Iaz owa”) on Thursday, March 9th at 8 p.m. in the Gugg Braunau. Author Doris Leeb reads socio-critical and feminist dialect poetry. Mareike Fallwickl from her stirring and clairvoyant novel about a mother of three who gets up at dinner and throws herself to her death without saying a word. The family remains in a state of shock, without the mother everything that held them together is missing: love, care, security. Tickets at gugg.at
Anniversary celebration with concert: 20 years of women’s counseling in Braunau are celebrated. Another anniversary: 10 years of transitional housing for women. The group “Las Karamba” plays, a multicultural mix that reinvents traditional styles such as chachacha, salsa and timba with rap and urban music. Tickets at gugg.at
play “Alma Who?”: A one-woman show about Alma Mahler with the actress Maxi Blaha on Saturday, March 11, 8 p.m. at the Braunauer Gugg. Striking saying: “I won’t let posterity look at my butt!” Tickets for the theater are available at gugg.at
Theater about women’s rights activists
The SPÖ women from the Braunau district invite you to the play “Whistles: The Story of a Fighter” as part of Women’s Day. It’s about the life of Marie Beutlmayr, who was the first woman in the Upper Austrian state parliament and comes from Neukirchen. Florian Haderer wrote the play, which will be performed by amateur actresses from Marie Beutlmayr’s homeland. The performance will take place on Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the VAZ Mauerkirchen.
Cinema, dance and much more
In Schärding, on Wednesday, March 8th, from 1 p.m., there will be a lot of program on the town square: circular dances from all over the world, upcycling, photo screens, information stands, music, face painting and more. There are also dance workshops in the family center. At 6.30 p.m. the film “Die Dohnal” about Austria’s first women’s minister will be shown in the Kolping House.