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Impact of the war in Ukraine on UEF

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Photo exhibition: Women beyond the walls

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Puijo Tower Café, Kuopio
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“My life in Kuopio and at UEF has allowed me to meet people from so many unique societies and it has broken many stereotypes in my head. So I thought to capture some of these exposures and understandings with my camera,” says University Lecturer Sohaib Khan of his photo exhibition Women beyond the walls, open to  the general public on 12-18  October 2020 from Monday to Friday at 10 AM to 6 PM and from Saturday to Sunday at 10 AM to 4 PM at Puijo Tower Café. 

Khan has been teaching at UEF since 2006 in the Master’s Degree Programme in Public Health, and he specially  focuses on Public Health in Humanitarian Crises. For his photo exhibition, he has photographed women from different corners of the world – all of them UEF students or staff.

Khan points out that since the days of Minna Canth, women in Finland and around the world have made significant inroads into traditional male-dominated societies. “For this exhibition, I tried to see what Minna Canth wanted to see, women, strong women from all around the world in her little Kuopio. “

“These are the women who are breaking stereotypes, who are carving their paths in life how they want it, who are strong and motivated, who are the agents of change and who are the Minna Canths of their societies.”

For further information, please contact:

Sohaib Khan, University Lecturer, sohaib.khan (a), +358 449871005