What We Do

IAWM has six goals to guide our mission. 

  • To promote culture, arts, education and training from a gender perspective;
  • To foster exchange, networking, mutual support and global cooperation among Women’s Museums;
  • To conduct research and the development of projects, exhibitions, new initiatives, community activities, seminars and conferences;
  • To promote and strengthen the acceptance of Women’s and Gender Museums worldwide;
  • To achieve international recognition in the world of museums; and
  • To advocate for women’s rights and a gender democratic society.

To achieve these goals, we provide three services to member museums.

Monitoring – we maintain a database of women’s museums worldwide and promote and disseminate their activities and exhibitions through our social media channels. 

Networking – we regularly co-organize international congresses with host museums for meetings, discussions, and exchanges between our members. We also work with other networks to foster collaborations between women’s museums and other museums or organizations.

Cooperating – We bring museums together to create collaborative projects, like the EU-project She Culture, and promote exchange and cooperation between our members.

Latest News

New exhibition at Girl Museum: Girl Activists

Girl Museum invites you to see the new exhibition "Girl Activists". Girl activists have taken center stage in media and culture. From all corners of the world, girls are standing up for their rights, the rights of others, and the rights of planet Earth. These girls –...

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Solidarity support to women and the colombian people

Colombia is currently going through a violent military repression perpetrated by the State against the recent protests and the announcement of the anti-popular economic measures that President Duque intends to promote, which is exacerbated by the context of the global...

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News from Women’s Museum Mexico

The FEMU held its monthly assembly virtually in April. Dr. Gloria Ramírez referred to what happened on the 65th anniversary of the CSW and highlighted that it was the first time that FEMU participated as a consultative body of ECOSOC. Lucía Guzmán presented the FEMU...

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Frauenmuseum Hittisau nominated for EMYA 2021

Frauenmuseum Hittisau (Women's Museum Hittisau) proudly announces its nomination for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA). Its aim is to recognize excellence in the European museum scene. This year's ceremony will take place as a public, online event with all...

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