About Us

IAWM is a strong network of museums worldwide, meeting every four years to exchange ideas, connect with one another, and support our collective efforts to tell women’s stories. Working collaboratively, IAWM has six key goals.

Our Goals

  • 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.

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Statement Against Violence Against Women

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Latest News

Be(com)ing a Woman

In march 2022 the Museum of Recent History Celje in Slovenia opened the exhibition named Be(com)ing a Woman. The exhibition made as a part of a program Women's TraCEs was the first exhibition on women in the museum and it was on view until the end of August. The...

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Broadcast: Fürth without Women‘s Museum? Unthinkable

The women's museum in Fürth is the only one of its kind in Bavaria. Here, stories of women are told that would otherwise go unnoticed. The museum building is in need of renovation and is to be sold by the city to a private investor. The women's museum will have to...

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From Evin with Love – The Hague 2022 – 5th journey

“From Evin with love” October 14th, 2022. The Hague. Institute of social studies (ISS) The Iranian Women Movement museum is honored to take part in the International Institute of Social studies (ISS) 70th anniversary celebration with the 5th edition of the exhibition...

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Subjectivities, collective body and feminist activism

Within the workshop "Critical Perspectives on Citizenship, Gender, Human Rights and Sustainable Development", the Museo de la Mujer Mexico invites you to this month's session with the theme Subjectivities, Collective Body and Feminist Activism. It will take place on...

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