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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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On occasion of the Long Night of Museums the Women’s Museum Argentina invites to “LA NAVE DE LAS LOCAS – Mujeres, Locura y Arte” on 2 November 2019 from 20:00 to 2:00.

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The Mexican Federation of University Women invites you to participate in the International Seminar: “Empowerment of Girls and Women through Education”. Venues: School of Accounting and Business Administration, (University City) and The Women’s Museum (Downtown, Mexico City). Continue reading

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On the occasion of 100 years of women’s suffrage and 70 years of gender equality in the German constitution Women’s Museum Bonn shows an exhibition about the fight for rights in the first and in the second women’s movement.

The exhibition explains the incredible obstacles the suffragettes had to overpower: bureaucratic hindrance, legal interdictions for women, prejudices – not only by politicians, but many social groups, and last but not least disagreement among the engaged women. At the beginning of the 20th century most women’s groups operated only reluctantly and avoided „propaganda actions“, whereas a small minority dared to demand their right in the public. The central strategy of women’s suffrage associations was to submit petitions. But all efforts were in vain. Without the revolution in November 1918 German women would not have obtained the suffrage in the same year. Continue reading

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