PEN International Women Writers Committee (PIWCC)
The PEN International Women Writers Committee was set up in 1991 to promote certain issues faced by women writers around the world - challenges at family and national levels such as unequal education, unequal access to resources and actual prohibition from writing.
The Committee reaches out to both aspiring and practicing women writers through PEN Centres and other organisations and networks, and works with the Writers in Prison Committee on behalf of incarcerated or endangered women writers.
The Committee uses Facebook ('Our Voices') to connect to the work of women writers to the world. The Current Chair is Ekbal Baraka, former President of Egyptian PEN. At PEN Melbourne, writer and Committee member Judith Buckrich represents our contribution to the work of the Committee.