“The Siren Project” aims at reflecting on the representation and the role of women’s voice in literature and the visual arts through time and across geographies. The project is named after the mythological characters described for the first time by Homer in his Odyssey. There the Sirens are portrayed as monstrous creatures, half-women and half-birds, who use their beautiful voice to lure nearby sailors to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island; the only way for sailors to survive is by plugging their ears with beeswax, so as to not hear the Sirens’ charming words. This narrative clearly shows that from the very beginning of the Western civilization women’s voice has been regarded as extremely dangerous and deceiving, and men have consistently tried to silence it. Analogous figures also exist outside the West. The mermaid-like water spirit Mami Wata, for instance, is both venerated and feared across Africa and its diaspora as her powers and voice are considered equally seductive and dangerous. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, we firmly believe that it is urgent to create a platform to host rigorous and open discussions on women’s ability to speak up and make their voice heard. We wish to promote the idea that women should transform themselves from “Sirens,” whose voices are deliberately ignored or silenced, into “sirens,” whose shouts can draw the attention to pressing issues, such as gender inequality, which eventually affects our whole society. To this purpose, we organize events (lectures, talks, workshops, symposia, conferences) that explore, among other topics, the history of silencing women, and women’s struggle to reclaim their own voice.