ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL
FESTIVAL OF GENDER LITERACY,
FREEDOM OF CHOICE
AND DIGNITY OF PEOPLE

ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL
FESTIVAL OF GENDER LITERACY,
FREEDOM OF CHOICE
AND DIGNITY OF PEOPLE
General partner of the Festival – EU representation in Russia
General partner of the Festival - EU representation in Russia
WE HAD TO MOVE THE FESTIVAL ONLINE BECAUSE OF QUARANTINE MEASURES IN MOSCOW. HOW TO WATCH THE FEST?
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HOW IT WORKS?
NOVEMBER 13-14 |12:00-21:00 Moscow time
The main program. We will talk about:

— THE RESULTS OF 2021 IN THE GENDER AGENDA
— HOW TO LEAVE THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE
— MISOGYNY AND LOOKISM
— GENDER IN URBAN PLANNING
— PROFEMINISM AND THE ROLE OF MEN
— WAGE INEQUALITY AND PARENTAL LEAVE
— DOMESTIC LABOR
— THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN THE "MEN'S" INDUSTRIES
— WOMEN'S BURN OUT
— AND MUCH MORE

We will also have stand-up comedy performances and music!
NOVEMBER 2 | 20:00-22:00 MT
An on-line podcast recording "Pokaligarim". More details here.
NOVEMBER 13-14 | 12:00-19:00 MT
Online workshops, master-minds and "virtual stand" practices from the EU Delegation to Russia - parallel to the main program. Details are coming soon.

NOVEMBER | With the support of the Central House of Culture - an offline screening and discussion of the film Woman by Anastasia Mikova and Jan Arthus-Bertrand. The date will be announced after the end of the quarantine in Moscow.
MAIN MFF PROGRAM 2021
Day one | November 13
Subject to change, stay tuned!
12:00-12:15
12:00-12:15
Grand opening. Moscow FemFest is 5 years old!
  • Ivana Norsich, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Russia
  • Irina Kosterina, program coordinator of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Russia
  • Irina Izotova and Lola Tagaeva, organizers of the Moscow FemFest
12:15-12:30
12:15-12:30
Greetings
Oksana Pushkina, TV presenter, stateswoman and a public figure. Former parliamentarian of the VII convocation's Russian Duma
12.30-14:00
12.30-14:00
The Gender Agenda in Russia and the World. Results of 2021.
  • Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Board Member ANNA Center (which is acknowledged as foreign agent by Russian Ministry of Justice)
  • Elena Myakotnikova, representative of Russia in W20, corporate director of ASI
  • Alena Popova, lawyer, candidate for the State Duma-2021, co-author of the draft law on domestic violence
  • Maria Sirengela, Deputy Minister of Demographic Policy and Family of Greece
  • Moderated by Irina Izotova, festival organizer
Conversation about key events and trends, as well as the impact of the pandemic and its consequences.
14:00-14:30
14:00-14:30
New numbers: scale of domestic violence according to the "Algorithm of Light"
  • Sophia Rusova, journalist
  • Sasha Graf, Consortium of Women's NGOs
  • Svetlana Zhuchkova, teacher of programming, web scraping and data analysis at the Higher School of Economics, creator of the "Algorithm of Light" program
Project presentation and first results
14:30-15:30
14:30-15:30
How to get out of the violence cycle?
  • Zara Aarutyunyan, psychologist
  • Mari Davtyan, lawyer, head of the Center for the Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Svetlana Anokhina, journalist
  • Diogo Costa, researcher in public health from the School of Public Health, Bielefeld University in Germany
We will consider how different types of violence feed off each other, forming a cycle that is difficult but possible to get out of. How exactly?
15:30-16:30
15:30-16:30
How can men help eradicate the problem of violence in society?
  • Jens van Tricht, gender expert, founder of the educational project for men Emancipator, Netherlands
  • Kirill Martynov, philosopher, editor of the politics review of Novaya Gazeta
  • Tomas Agnemo, gender activist on transforming masculinitites in civil society and beyond, Sweden
  • Evgeny Loshak, producer and co-founder of "You are not alone"
  • Moderated by Nastya Krasilnikova, creator of the telegram channels "Vashu Mat'" and "The Robber's Daughter"
A conversation with pro-feminists about what men can do to make society safer and healthier
16:30-17:00
16:30-17:00
Incredible and Invisible women of Northern Caucasus
Evgeniya Volunkova, journalist, author
17:00-18:00
17:00-18:00
Misogyny: Where Did It Come From?
  • Tatiana Levina, philosopher
  • Chiara Condi, gender expert, founder of Led by her, France
  • Olga Shnyrova, Director of the Ivanovo Center for Gender Studies (which is acknowledged as foreign agent by Russian Ministry of Justice)
  • Oksana Pushkina, ex-deputy of Russian State Duma
  • Sasha Babkina, Head of Social projects VK, Dobro Mail.ru
We will try to find the roots and to discuss solutions for it


18:00-18:30


18:00-18:30
"What if you are not the way you should be?" Stand up comedy
Zalina Marshenkulova, journalist
18:30-19:30
18:30-19:30
Gender in architecture and urban planning
  • Eva Kyle, Gender Expert, Vienna City Planner, Austria
  • Milota Sidorova, urbanist, interdisciplinary researcher, Slovakia
  • Anastasia Krasilnikova, co-founder of FemTalks
A conversation about how to make urban space convenient for everyone, and why this is not the case now.
19:30-19:45
19:30-19:45
"Yes, I'm prettier on Instagram." Stand up comedy
Syuyumbike Davlet-Kildeeva, Digital Director of the Museum of Moscow
20:00-21:00
20:00-21:00
Modern Lookism: Old Problems, New Technologies
  • Sara Melotti, fashion photographer, documentary filmmaker, Italy
  • Natalia Sevets-Ermolina, fitness trainer, founder of the "100 kg of beauty" project in Petrozavodsk
  • Natalia Fomicheva, Ph.D. in Psychology, Head of the ANO "Center for Applied Research" Russian Psychosomatics Society"
  • Dmitriy Shilie, psychologist and beauty industry expert
  • Moderated by Anna Zueva, journalist, author of the YouTube channel Zueva

Let's talk about the culture of appearance, and how to stay real and happy in the era of filters and social networks
21:00-21:20
21:00-21:20
Beast. Musical performance
Svetka Stepanova, singer, fem-activists
Day two | November 14
Subject to change, stay tuned!
12:00-12:15
12:00-12:15
Key Note
Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, WEFCOS - Women's Forum for the Economy & Society, France
12:15-12:30
12:15-12:30
Visibility or invisibility? Women experts in Russian media
Nuria Fatykhova, founder of the She is an expert project
The results of the She is an expert survey conducted in 2021.


12.30-13.30


12.30-13.30
Unpaid domestic work - a global problem seen recently
  • Linda Laura Sabbadini, Director of the Italian Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)
  • Sofya Rebrey, Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of World Economy, MGIMO
  • Ella Rossman, PhD student at University College London, Junior Research Fellow at the Center "Man, Nature, Technologies" of the Tyumen State University, author of the telegram channel on gender studies "Laughter of Medusa"
  • Moderated by Lola Tagaeva, festival organizer
Why is unpaid domestic work a problem? How does it touch every woman? Why was it invisible for a long time? Is there a solution?
13:30-14:30
13:30-14:30
Burnout in women - what is the reason and how to cope with it?
  • Polina Soldatova, psychologist, researcher, co-founder of the conference for specialists "Uncensored: Science. Gender. Sexuality"
  • Moderated by Anna Zueva, journalist, author of the YouTube channel Zueva
Is it true that the causes of burnout are different for men and women? Why is burnout dangerous? How to notice and deal with it in time?
14:00-15:00
14:00-15:00
Parental leave: pitfalls and the world practices
  • Yulia Ostrovskaya, Program Director of the Center for Social and Labor Rights, Researcher of the Federal Scientific Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Patrice Bonfy, D&I expert, founder of gender consulting agency Remixt, France
  • Anna Zyryanova, founder of the SelfMama forum and community
  • Johan Bavmen, photographer, author of the "Swedish Dads" photo project, Sweden
  • Moderated by Nadezhda Papudoglo, editor-in-chief of "MEL"
We will talk about the changes in the legislation of the Russian Federation in connection with the parental leave. Consider the best parental leave schemes in world practice and discuss the benefits of equal parenting and how the culture of caring for children is changing.
15:00-15:15
15:00-15:15
"About women and chess"
Maria Mikulina, founder of the Ferzinizm chess club. The presentation is carried out with the support of the She is an expert project.
When the motivation runs out, the second wing of humour comes. Let's make fun of the chess boggart with the Ridiculus spell!
15:15-16:15
15:15-16:15
Does difference in pay still exist?
  • Irina Gorshkova, Executive Secretary for Gender Equality, Confederation of Labor of Russia
  • Azurra Rinaldi, Head of the School of Gender Economics, University of Rome, Italy
  • Chiara Gribaudo, Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
  • Moderated by Anastasia Andreeva, journalist, editor-in-chief of Forbes Woman
In Russia, the official wage difference between men and women is 28%. In Italy - 11.5%. How is the salary difference calculated and what does it talk about? And, most importantly, how to reduce this pay gap? Let's look at the examples of Italy and Russia.
16:15-16:30
16:15-16:30
«What is it like to be a female trucker in Russia?»
Evgenia Markova, It-woman, truck driver, engineer. The presentation is carried out with the support of the She is an expert project.
Do you need genitals for your job? If yes - this is not a job. No - it means it cannot be male- or female-specific.
16:30-17:30
16:30-17:30
Women in the "male" industries: energy engineering and IT
  • Tatyana Mitrova, Professor of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Scientific Director of the Energy Center, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Association of Fuel and Energy Complex Professionals "Women in Energy"
  • Tatiana Bobrovitskaya, GM for ESG, Shell Russia
  • Olga Telezhnaya, developer at Microsoft, Yandex and JetBrains, organizer of PyLadies SPb and Django Girls SPb
  • Nuritzi Sanches, senior manager at Gitlab for Open source programe
  • Moderated by Larisa Zhukova, journalist, editor of Takie Dela

The energy sector and IT are one of the highest paid and promising industries in Russia. However, there are still few women there. Why? How to fix it?
17:30-18:10
17:30-18:10
How can a woman build a career in international diplomacy? Conversation with ambassadors
  • Ekaterina Nassika, Ambassador of Greece to Russia
  • Malena Mard, Swedish Ambassador to Russia
  • Moderated by Irina Izotova, festival organizer
To what extent is international diplomacy a comfortable professional environment for women? Do diplomats face stereotypes, sexism, glass ceilings? What is the gender agenda in this area?
18:10-19:10
18:10-19:10
Professional sports: how to make women's leagues as popular as men's leagues?
Agne Vanagienė, Deputy Director of the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania
Angelina Goncharenko, defender of the Russian national team and the SKIF team from the Women's Hockey League
Aidana Otorbaeva, soccer player and public figure from Kyrgyzstan
Vladimir Dolgiy-Rapoport, founder of GirlPower FC
Moderated by Maria Komandnaya, journalist and presenter, editor-in-chief of behipo.com, author of the "SHORT" podcast

Popularity is a status and money. In professional women's sports there are much fewer of them than in professional men's sports. How did this happen and what can be done about it? We discuss possible solutions with professional athletes and sports managers.
19:10-20:10
19:10-20:10
Does leadership have gender?
Alessia Mosca, Secretary General of the Italy-ASEAN Association, Italy
Ekaterina Zibrova, management consultant, researcher and practitioner in the field of diversity, ex-CEO Science Slam Russia
Victoria Dergunova, attorney, mediator, partner of BGP Litigation, President of the "Lawyers Help Children" foundation
Yulia Varshavskaya, editor-in-chief of Forbes and Life Forbes Woman.
Moderated by Lola Tagaeva, festival organizer

What is the truth in the coverage of the now popular topic of female leadership, and what is a stereotype? Do we need to talk about "female leadership" at all? How is leadership different from management? What can be done today so that tomorrow women take the helm of the Russian economy and politics?
20:10-20:20
20:10-20:20
In search of beauty
Sara Melotti, photographer, creator of the Quest for Beauty project
Presentation of the results of the documentary performance "Quest for Beauty", created together with the spectators of the Moscow FemFest 2021
20:20-21:00
20:20-21:00
"Blessing of Nature"
Olena Uutai, ethno-musician, master of throat singing, creator of neo-shamanic practices from Yakutia.
Concert-meditation, blessing of women.
Online lounge of the EU Delegation to Russia
We invite you to take part in the mentoring room of the EU Delegation to Russia. The main format of the meetings is mentoring sessions from experts on issues that accompany the gender agenda. Participation in the mentoring sessions will be held in Russian and assumes an interactive format for the audience.
Book market
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Aльпина Нон-Фикшн
coming soon
Parallel program MFF 2021
November, open date
With the support of the Central House of Culture - an online screening and discussion of the film Woman by Anastasia Mikova and Jan Arthus-Bertrand
Moscow FemFest announces MFF AWARD
Femfest turns five in 2021. In honor of the anniversary, we are launching an award to recognize the best projects and initiatives in the field of gender education and assistance to women in Russia.

The winners will be determined by a competent, independent jury - human rights defenders, public figures and activists. The award is supported by the Seksprosvet 18+ community in Yandex.Q.

Prize fund - 50,000 rubles in each of three nominations:
- Educational project of the year
- Helping Project of the Year
- Person of the Year. This nomination is named after our colleague and friend Tatyana Nikonova, an educator and bloggerress, one of the key figures in Russian feminism.

Deadline for applications: November 1, 23:59

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Moscow FemFest 2021 TEAM
Irina Izotova
Founder and Programme Director
Lola Tagaeva
PR and partnerships
Marianna Lushnikova
Marketing & post-production
Marina Leksina
Curator of MFF AWARD 2021
Sasha Tunko
SMM
Elena Dolzhenko
Research
WE CELENRATE 5 YEARS ANNIVERSARY!

The main goal of the first Moscow FemFest in 2017 was to talk about feminism and gender issues in a constructive way, separating the grains of benefit from the chaff of prejudice. From the very beginning, it was important for us to make the festival popular and create a space for dialogue, where representatives of science, activism, business and government, as well as a wide audience could meet to voice problems together and think about how to solve them. Last year, Moscow FemFest became international. And in this we launched an award to support gender initiatives in the regions of Russia.

The idea of the Moscow FemFest Award arose out of the same thirst that drove us five years ago - to give the floor not only to well-deserved stars, but also to those who are not yet visible. Because somewhere in the space of our country, people who are worth telling the world are quietly shining with good deeds and important projects.


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