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Gaby Franger

Gaby Franger

Function at IAWM: Board Member of IAWM

Biography: After my studies of social sciences and history I worked on different levels in intercultural and international action/research projects, did educational work in different universities and regional women study projects. I am co-founder of Women in One World, centre for intercultural women’s everyday lives and international exchange, the association that runs the Museum Women’s Culture Regional and published and curated a multitude of exhibitions and books on women’s everyday lives, photography and popular art.

Museum: The Museum Frauenkultur Regional -International (Fürth, Germany) recognizes and affirms all forms of cultural diversity at local, regional and international levels. It offers a space for dialogue and controversial discussions, both local and global, both related to the past and the present, and tries to reflect this diversity in the policies and programs of the museum. Our approach to conscientization is principally rooted in the structures of women’s own lives, their inherent wishes and the capacities of women themselves. We narrate global developments as reflected in biographies of women who communicate and transcend borders of time and space. This approach allows us to discover commonalities in differences and to change the perspective on the self and the other, the familiar and the foreign, development and what is understood as under-development.

Why am I working at IAWM?

I think international networking and exchange about diverse approaches to promote women’s rights is necessary more than ever in times of a global political rollback and belligerent attitudes towards vulnerable groups around the world. I would like to focus on researching, analyzing and sharing approaches of women and gender museums all over the world to promote women’s rights and social justice.