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inVISIBLEwomen works to support gender equality in civic statues and it is a real pleasure to hear of the campaign for a statue of a Suffragette in my own city, Brighton. Mary Clarke, sister of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, was a truly inspiring activist for the right of women to vote. Her name is barely known yet it was she who, in 1910, was the first of that brave, creative band of sisters to lose her life standing up for women’s suffrage. Continue reading

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From 1st December 2019 until 6th January 2020 the women’s museum Meran shows the temporary exhibition about photography and costumes of women from the first half of the 20th century.

The exhibition was partially loaned from the exhibition ‘Frauenbilder’ of the Interreg-project ‘Lichtbild’, which included historic photographies from different archives from five cities of the European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino. The exhibition was curated by Giusi Campisi and Luca Bertoldi. Continue reading

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Girl Museum

For two years Girl Museum edited Girl News International, a monthly girl-focused e-newspaper featuring stories from all over the world. It showed the world from a girls’ point of view, with articles focused on current events, politics, health, arts and culture, crime, sports, and STEM fields. In November 2019 the last issue of Girl News International was published. Ashley Remer, founder of Girl Museum, told us why:
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On 9th November 2019 the Frauenmuseum Hittisau in Austria opened the exhibition “Political we will be! 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Austria”:

One hundred years ago, women could become members of the Austrian parliament, state assemblies, and local councils for the first time. Along with the foundation of the Republic of Austria in 1918, the universal and equal right to vote for both sexes in a direct election using secret ballots was introduced.

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What role does feminist pedagogy play in transforming social memory? How are feminist theory and the debates in the feminist movement reflected in the field of social memory? What feminist pedagogical approaches are being developed in women’s and gender museums and sites of memory and how are they implemented? All these and similar questions are discussed in the book Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memory Sites, Practices of Remembrance. It includes examples of feminist pedagogical practice from ten countries, illustrating approaches of women’s museums to find answers to the question of what relationship there is between (public) “forgetting”, “remembering” and “diversity”. Continue reading

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Appointment of Glenda Hecksher as Vice President of Marketing for GWI

On October 9th, our CIR Glenda Hecksher Ramsden was notified by Graduate Women International (GWI) that she was accepted as Vice President of Marketing. At FEMU, we are very proud and confident that she will do a magnificent job for women and GWI. You can check her biography and information on the GWI page: https://graduatewomen.org/who-we-are/our-leadership/committees-working-groups/

Glenda Hecksher

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Global Fund for Women updated the Call for Applications for the Adolescent Girls Advisory Council:

We have noticed a general interest from girls around the world to join the Adolescent Girls Advisory Council! Although the call was initially limited to the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa (Francophone and Portuguese-Speaking countries), as a program we have decided to open the call to other regions in the Global South and Global East. We are now accepting applications from 10-17-year-old girls from the following regions: Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.  

As such, changes have been made to the initial call for applications. The submission deadline has been extended to November 25, 2019.

The girl advisors will play a critical role in helping us shape our adolescent girls’ rights strategy and we look forward to piloting a participatory grantmaking model where the girls will meaningfully participate in decision-making. The nine girl advisors will be instrumental in finding, funding, and amplifying girl-led groups and movements.

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