SEVEN in Stockholm for UN International Day of Democracy

September 15 marks the United Nation’s International Day of Democracy. In celebration of this date in Sweden, the Riksteatern theatre group and the University of Stockholm will present a performance of “SEVEN” on September 14.

The play celebrates women’s rights, democracy and global progress. The seven women portrayed in the play include Nigerian human rights advocate, Hafsat Abiola, Afghani peace builder, Farida Azizi, Guatemalan congresswoman, Annabella De Leon, Russian domestic violence fighter, Marina Pisklakova, Pakistani women’s rights leader, Mukhtar Mai, Irish social justice leader, Inez McCormack, and Cambodian member of parliament and human trafficking combatant, Mu Sochua.

The distinguished playwrights include Anna Deavere Smith, Ruth Margraff, Gail Kriegel, Paula Cizmar, Susan Yankowitz, Carol K. Mack, and Catherine Filloux.