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The Women’s Museum Berlin (Frauenmuseum Berlin) participated in the demonstration in Berlin on International Women’s Day.

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Kommen Frauen nur ins Museum, wenn sie nackt sind? Mit dieser provokanten Frage machten in den 1980er Jahren die Guerilla Girls darauf aufmerksam, dass der Anteil der Kunst von Frauen in den Museen weltweit nicht einmal 5% war. Olle Kamellen? Leider nein. Die Präsenz von Künstlerinnen im deutschen Kunst- und Ausstellungsbetrieb hat sich zwar seitdem verbessert, aber zufriedenstellend ist sie noch lange nicht. Das muss sich ändern! Continue reading

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Virtual Exhibition

WOMEN

by Emanuela Caso

WOMEN, born as a photographic and cultural project, to document the economic and social unevenness of women in the different countries of the world.

It is important to divulge the principles and fight hard struggles in labor rights, education, emancipation, equality in underdeveloped countries, and bring equity for a dignified well-being in every part of the world. It is important to point out with the WOMEN project, a stereotype of non-standardized beauty, but a beauty that characterizes strength and personality.

“Beauty, inner strength and spirituality are the main theme of this photographic project. The path of women, their qualities and their expressions are still a long journey to explore, to be deeply known to appreciate not only the exteriority that transpires from an image, but the innumerable emotions connected to a human being. A wonderful and impenetrable universe, most often filled with fears, fragility and strength that coexist in a delicate balance suspended in timeless limbo “.

(EMANUELA CASO)

Diverse in Fight

by Vera Grion

Different fight V.
  Voting Day of the Project to Legalize Abortion, June 13, 2018.
  Plaza del Congreso, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
  Digital photography, 50 cm x 33.3 cm.
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Woman of the Year award in the Women’s Museum Meran on 9th March 2019.

On Saturday, 9th March, the Women’s Museum in Merano first announced the #ichfraudesjahres (woman of the year). Since two years, the Women’s Museum of Merano has been running the blog ichfrau.com in order to extend its awareness-raising work beyond the museum to the internet.

In 2018, the #fraudesmonats (woman of the month) section was introduced in the ichfrau blog. It wants to act as counterpart to the beauty competitions in the region. Each first day of the month the blog honores one woman of the month. The criterion for the selection is that these women have chosen unusual occupations and life paths, or made groundbreaking decisions.

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In Kongsvinger, home city of the Norwegian Women’s Museum, the International Women’s Day is celebrated over several days, with events ranging from feminist themed pub quizzes and self defense classes to talks and debates about body issues. The Women’s Museum shows an exhibition of artworks made by the inmates of the women’s prison in Kongsvinger.

On the 8th of March, people of all genders and walks of life gathers in the city square at 18.00 and marches with banners and flags through the city and up to the museum, led by Kongsvinger’s all-women’s percussion orchestra Drum Ladies. This year, we march under the banner “FIGHT AGAINST ALL OPPRESSION OF WOMEN”, as well as banners saying “Hands off our abortion laws!”, “Religious freedom for the women of the world”, “Education for women is victory for the world”, “Minority women: – See us, hear us, employ us!”, “Protect women refugees!”, “Stop rape as a weapon of war and conflict!”, “We are not birthing machines! No to express maternity wards!”, “Defend the three-part parental leave”, “Trans women are women!” and “Wage equality leads to gender equality”.

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Mobile exhibition: SAFE journey

Safe journey is a mobile exhibition designed in the shape of a portable cart sharing three main topics: Safe or unsafe; Safety empowers me and Continued safe journey. The mobile exhibition invites viewers to reflect on the dangers in public places and how this affects the safety of women and girls. Firsthand accounts, as presented in the exhibition, highlight obstacles to safety including social norms and attitudes, public transportation and quality of infrastructure; passive bystanders; and unsafe destinations. The exhibition calls on the public to join hands and demand a safe city, providing women and girls safe public places free from discrimination and gender based violence. The exhibition will travel around the city and continue collecting stories from people with a focus on four strong messages: #Self esteem; #Agency; #Freedom; #Empowerment for women and girls.

Ceremony of donation of documents from Lawyer Nancy Hollander – member of American delegation attending a meeting between American women and Vietnamese women in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1965

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The Enciclopedia delle Donne celebrates March 8 (and its ninth birthday) in Rome!

Also this year they participate in the Women’s Book Fair, which is held in Rome at the Casa Internazionale delle Donne.

They will present their books and their activities and projects in progress.

The Enciclopedia delle Donne also organizes two presentations:

Saturday 9 March 2.00 pm UDI Hall

Valeria Palumbo presents her new book: Veronica Franco. The courtesan poet of the Venetian Renaissance

Sunday 10 March 12:00 am Sala Ingargiola

Girls in ’68, curated by the Badaracco Foundation. Conversation with Donatella Barazzetti, Franca Fossati, Marina Piazza and other authors of the volume.

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Exhibition opening

Facing the forgetfulness. Claiming social struggles and achievements of feminism

On March 5th, the Museo de la Mujer in Mexico City will inaugurate the temporary exhibition “Facing the forgetfulness. Claiming social struggles and achievements of feminism”(Enfrentando la desmemoria. Reivindicando las luchas sociales y los logros del feminismo). It is composed by works of 32 artists from different countries (such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, France, Poland and Russia), and it is dedicated to women who have been victims of violence and to those who have fought for the feminism struggles.

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On International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s and girl’s achievements around the world, an attack was made on our member, the Girl Museum. The website of the virtual museum with numerous exhibitions was hacked. Still, the staff of the Girl Museum does not give up, but starts rebuilding and pushing forward, as Tiffany Rhoades, program developer of the Girl Museum says: Continue reading

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On Intertnational Women’s Day 2017 an IAWM exhibition will be on display in the European Parliament in Brussels. Through images of objects coming from no less than 12 member museums the exhibition illustrates women’s economic empowerment in different parts of the world.

The exhibition provides the cultural frame to an event marking IWD 2017 at the European Parliament. It is organized by the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and contains a global forum for national gender equality leaders from the European Union Members States and beyond. The two-day conference is dedicated to an exchange of experience and best practice in advancing the economic situation of women and the gender issues of the European and gloabl equality agenda.

We thank the curators of the exhibition Gaby Franger, Claudia Mandel and Astrid Schönweger and we thank the participating 12 member museums for the successful collaboration!

 

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