New virtual exhibition: SHHH! Stories about abortion and sexuality

Jul 1, 2022

New international web exhibition: «SHHH! Stories about abortion and sexuality”
The US ending of constitutional abortion rights is today on everybody’s lips. But, what do we actually know about women’s experiences with abortion and how changes in abortion rights influence women? On Friday July 1st the Women’s Museum Norway launches the international web exhibition «SHHH! Stories about abortion and sexuality». 

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Women’s Museum Norway, The International Association of Women’s Museums, and the Swedish feminist artist group OTALT. The web exhibition presents 57 personal stories about abortion told by women, and some men, from all over the world. It also provides the history of the abortion legislation in all 23 countries featured in the stories.

Abortion laws are not static. When the US now have erased the federal right to self-determined abortion, they follow the path taken by only three other countries in the last 25 years.  Several other countries are going in the opposite direction – during the last 25 years nearly 60 countries have liberalized their abortion restrictions in some way or another. Countries like Mexico, Argentina, Ireland, and South Korea have during the last four years legalized abortion and given the women in their countries the right to safe abortions.

“Women have always found ways to terminate unwanted pregnancies, and they always will. History shows that when abortion is inaccessible or against the law, women will still have illegal abortions. In some cases, their lives will be at stake. With SHHH! we want to break the silence, crush some myths and make room for the universal experience that abortion is. Our goal has been to contribute to more knowledge and safety, and also to connect women together globally.”, says project manager, Mona Holm.

Latest News

Violence against women and girls in Mexico

The Museo de la Mujer invites you to the conversation Violence against women and girls in Mexico, today, in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women ♀️🧡. The appointment is this Friday, November 25, 2022 at 11 am. In this...

read more

Filmrelease Among us women

A film about birth, empowerment and being a woman in a changing society! Cooperation with the award-winning documentary AMONG US WOMEN - The Birthcafé Campaign continues to raise awareness and solidarity 'among us women' with Birthcafés. Join us! among us women -...

read more

Between the Worlds

Women's Museum Hittisau presents: 13.11.22 - 18.06.23 A photos and audio project by Nurith Wagner-Strauss Between the Worlds - Born 1915-1935: Hear their stories They were born between 1915-1935 and were young girls during the Second World War or still children. They...

read more
Share This