The “Women in White” and Belarus’ Emerging Women’s Movement
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom stands in solidarity with the thousands of women activists making their voices heard in Belarus. We deeply admire their courage, conviction and efforts to advance critical political dialogue as the nation fights for democracy.
In this article, we offer an analysis of the complex “Women in White” movement with insights from Belarusian women’s activist Irina Solomatina. This analysis indicates that in the midst of women’s activism, space must be found to examine gender relations and challenge patriarchal assumptions.
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