197 Portraits of Women in One year



Women with a voice is a platform which articulates the wishes, needs and visions of women around the world through art. 

Every woman has special qualities and something important to share, to say, to articulate. Every woman has a story to be shared. The more we share these stories, and the more we share the voice of women, the more we create a platform of respect. 

Female leadership can only be recognised when the qualities of women in general are honoured, recognised and respected. 

Most importantly when these above are shared and made public. 

It has become my mission to raise my voice to honour women in the world through art. I make short films, & paintings. 

Read here more about how my Painting Orsine was on show at the UN Women Headquarters in New York, displayed at the regional Civil Society Forum and official Regional Review Meeting on Beijing+25 (Beijing Platform for Action) from Geneva, Switzerland, on 28-30 October 2019.

Contribute to a world of women

You know a woman in your life who you respect

Who has something special to share

Who might not raise her voice herself but who you feel needs to be praised for what she does, thinks or represents.

This woman is the woman who I want to make a portrait of. 

You contribute by ordering a painting, a portrait of this woman. 

I realize that I really want to live a simple life without stress or worry. I don't need that many things. I just want to be happy".

Orsine Koorndijk, Suriname

Meet Orsine Koorndijk.


Orsine was a special woman, socially involved and a talented writer.


Orsine studied gerontology at the Free University and was an employee of the former Afro-cultural center Kwakoe of the 1980s. She appeared as a writer in 1977 with the collection of poetry 'n Answer. With the novel Gudu Syu .. Syu;


She sealed her fate as a writer in the Oracle of Paramaribo (2007). This novel highlights the gossip (syu ... syu) and the cruel corporal punishment within Roman Catholicism in Suriname.


The main character Gladys "Mye" is the personification of the structural exclusion of people with dark skin.


Orsine has helped raise her voice for a world of equal respect. Every brave act, every action, every word is kept in the heart. 

There are 197 countries in the world. 

It is my goal to paint a portrait of one women of each country and unite all the countries together by the collection of paintings, exhibited in one space. 

You contribution is part of something bigger. Something you cannot see yet, but lives already in the future. A world of united women. 

A voice is rising. 

Not only you contribute to an international project, you also help fund the production of a short film in the series of 'Husband for a day" . With this short film I share the wishes and needs of one woman in the world. The next film is taking place in Japan in 2020.

More information follows soon, for past films go to Husband for a day.

Read my Bio & CV  here

See my history or art projects & films here

See my paintings here

*You can be a person or an organisation.

Would you like to support this project through social media, publications, newsletters or through other means please contact media@mariekewarmelink.com

Below you can find the list of countries. 

  • A

  • Afghanistan

  • Albania

  • Algeria

  • Andorra

  • Angola

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • Argentina

  • Armenia

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Azerbaijan

  • B

  • Bahamas

  • Bahrain

  • Bangladesh

  • Barbados

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Belize

  • Benin

  • Bhutan

  • Bolivia

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Botswana

  • Brazil

  • Brunei

  • Bulgaria

  • Burkina Faso

  • Burundi

  • C

  • Cabo Verde

  • Cambodia

  • Cameroon

  • Canada

  • Central African Republic (CAR)

  • Chad

  • Chile

  • China

  • Colombia

  • Comoros

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the

  • Congo, Republic of the

  • Costa Rica

  • Cote d'Ivoire

  • Croatia

  • Cuba

  • Cyprus

  • Czechia

  • D

  • Denmark

  • Djibouti

  • Dominica

  • Dominican Republic

  • E

  • Ecuador

  • Egypt

  • El Salvador

  • Equatorial Guinea

  • Eritrea

  • Estonia

  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

  • Ethiopia

  • F

  • Fiji

  • Finland

  • France

  • G

  • Gabon

  • Gambia

  • Georgia

  • Germany

  • Ghana

  • Greece

  • Grenada

  • Guatemala

  • Guinea

  • Guinea-Bissau

  • Guyana

  • H

  • Haiti

  • Honduras

  • Hungary

  • I

  • Iceland

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Iran

  • Iraq

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • J

  • Jamaica

  • Japan

  • Jordan

  • K

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kenya

  • Kiribati

  • Kosovo

  • Kuwait

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • L

  • Laos

  • Latvia

  • Lebanon

  • Lesotho

  • Liberia

  • Libya

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • M

  • Madagascar

  • Malawi

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Mali

  • Malta

  • Marshall Islands

  • Mauritania

  • Mauritius

  • Mexico

  • Micronesia

  • Moldova

  • Monaco

  • Mongolia

  • Montenegro

  • Morocco

  • Mozambique

  • Myanmar (formerly Burma)

  • N

  • Namibia

  • Nauru

  • Nepal

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Nicaragua

  • Niger

  • Nigeria

  • North Korea

  • North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia)

  • Norway

  • O

  • Oman

  • P

  • Pakistan

  • Palau

  • Palestine

  • Panama

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Q

  • Qatar

  • R

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Rwanda

  • S

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Saint Lucia

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Samoa

  • San Marino

  • Sao Tome and Principe

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Senegal

  • Serbia

  • Seychelles

  • Sierra Leone

  • Singapore

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Solomon Islands

  • Somalia

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • South Sudan

  • Spain

  • Sri Lanka

  • Sudan

  • Suriname

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Syria

  • T

  • Taiwan

  • Tajikistan

  • Tanzania

  • Thailand

  • Timor-Leste

  • Togo

  • Tonga

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Tunisia

  • Turkey

  • Turkmenistan

  • Tuvalu

  • U

  • Uganda

  • Ukraine

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • United Kingdom (UK)

  • United States of America (USA)

  • Uruguay

  • Uzbekistan

  • V

  • Vanuatu

  • Vatican City (Holy See)

  • Venezuela

  • Vietnam

  • Y

  • Yemen

  • Z

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

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