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Mexican Federation of University Women (FEMU), and Mexico City’s Women’s Museum (MMM)

  • FEMU is organizing its International Seminar on “The impact of the pandemic on women’s lives” that will take place on November 17-21, 2020, virtually through the MMM’s social networks. It will be about these topics: Women in the health sector, Violence against women in confinement and different effects (health, economic, social, political, educational and cultural). There will be two sessions per day, one from 11:00 to 13:00 and the other from 18:00 to 20:00.

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Bulletin, July 2020

Mexican Federation of University Women (FEMU), and Mexico City’s Women’s Museum (MMM)

Many FEMU associates attended the 2020 Spring Webinar Cycle that took place in May and June, coordinated by GWI’s Vice President Eileen Focke-Bakker. The presentation on Gender and Art was given by Glenda Heckscher, FEMU’s CIR, and those on Education and Sexual Rights for Women were given by FEMU members Lourdes Enríquez and Guadalupe Valdés, and introduced by Lucía Guzmán, FEMU’s Secretary General and member of GWI’s Resolutions Committee.

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The Mexican Federation of University Women (FEMU) and Mexico City’s Women’s Museum (MMM) organized a cycle of Virtual Seminars to explain COVID-19 effects on society, specifically on girls and women. These seminars took place from 18th to 22nd May, and 5 specialist from FEMU participated, in each sesión we host almost 100 participants via Zoom and more than 200 via facebook. During addressed the problem of the current pandemic through a gender perspective.

You can Access to the recorded videos at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/MuseodelaMujerMexico/246699826395895/

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Bulletin, May 2020

Activities:

Mexican Federation of University Women (FEMU)

and Mexico City’s Women’s Museum (MMM)

  • As part of the social distancing measures to prevent spreading the SARS virus, cause of the present COVID-19 pandemic, FEMU decided to hold virtual Board meetings and Members’ Assemblies.

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Participants, March 8

Bulletin, April 2020
Activities:
Mexican Federation of University Women, (FEMU) and Mexico City’s Women’s Museum (MCWM)
  • Mexican Federation of University Women (FEMU) and Mexico City’s Women’s Museum (MCWM) participated in the march organized by different groups of activists to demand respect for women’s Human Rights, Substantive Equality and Justice. Around 100,000 people, mainly women, took part.

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In times when many museums worldwide are forced to keep their doors shut, we invite you to engage with exhibitions and collections of women’s museums virtually. Every day we will share with you an online exhibition or virtual view into one of our member museums worldwide. Take a look at the Women‘s Museum of Mexico City today:

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FEMU Bulletin
March 2020

FEMU AT THE RECTOR DECLARATORY, DR. GRAUE ON THE INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES THAT WILL BE MADE IN OUR UNIVERSITY IN ORDER TO FACE GENDER VIOLENCE

On February 28, the Rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, (UNAM), accompanied by women from different areas of the university community, presented new institutional measures to solve the problems faced by women within this University.

Dr. Graue announced the creation of the UNAM Gender Equality Coordination, as an integral part of the university structure, under the Rectory. Its objective will be to create and to implement institutional policies on the subject.

It will have axes of transversal action towards the other secretariats and coordinations of the institution, and its first action will be to convene forums by schools and faculties, and in the research subsystems, with a view to a University Congress on Gender. The Mexican Federation of University Women congratulates the Rectory for these measures and reaffirm its support for the university, looking forward to build a culture of substantive equality within our community.

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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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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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Gaby Franger, from the Museum of Women’s Cultures Regional – International in Fürth, Germany speaks at the Museo de la Mujer in Mexico City about the challenges for women’s museums and a feminist pedagogy:

Everydaylife – Memory – Art – Action: Challenges for Women’s Museums and a Feminist Pedagogy

Based on the approaches that the association Women in One World developed  in their Museum of Women’s Cultures Regional – International, there will be a discussion how women’s museums can confront actual societal challenges und how they define themselves in relation to social movements.

 

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