Sharing and receiving stories of personal experience enables us to process pain, empathize with others and better understand the society in which we live.
But when only a limited narrative is attached to people or place, storytelling becomes a dangerous tool that can reinforce stereotypes, breed misconception, and systematically disempower targeted groups of people.
Throughout history, the stories and experiences of women have been actively suppressed as a result of shame, stigma and fear cultivated by patriarchal structures under which gender-inequalities persist.
20 years after the end of the war, women in Kosovo are reclaiming their narratives as leaders, innovators, educators, athletes, artists, activists, game-changers, storytellers.
‘Reclamation’ is an interactive portrait series that highlights the voices of 99 women from different generational and ethnic backgrounds, working across various sectors for justice, equality and truth.