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Member of IAWM since its foundation in 2009.

The Museo de las Mujeres Costa Rica exists since 2009 and is administrated by Claudia Mandel Katz and her family. The rooms are spreading over 50 sqm on the last upper floor and terrace of their own house in San José, Costa Rica. They receive groups of students from public universities which are interested in gender topics to see their permanent collection.

The objects in their exhibition range are paintings, sculptures, photographs and objects donated by artists around female specific topics. Their research section is particularly interesting, where they share research from authors from different countries and disciplines who share a feminist approach to their research topics.

The women’s museum Costa Rica is considered not only as a place to look at, but as a place to experience, to discuss in workshops and meetings. It concentrates in topics such as stereotypes and female identity, gender violence and works with various communities in Costa Rica.

  1. Photography workshops “Self-portrait through objects” with support from the Joint Institute for Social Aid and INAMU. Participants: women of three communities: Paraíso de Cartago, Santa Lucia de Heredia and Cartago Oreamuno.

March 8, 2010. International Women’s Day. Presentation of the art exhibition and conference by Elia Arce. Culture Center in Greece, Costa Rica.

March 17, 2011. Presentation of the results of the Economic Project: “Focusing on Latin America” by the International Women’s Museum, San Francisco USA (IMOW). Culture Center in Greece, Costa Rica.

November 22, 2011. Award Ceremony of the First National Photography Competition “Zero Violence against women” in UNED with sponsorship of Banco Popular.

 

The Museum of Women of Costa Rica also participates and supports International Cooperation Projects

Participation and support for the IV Congress of Gender Studies Network in Northern Mexico in the borders of violence: theoretical and methodological approaches, reflections, experiences and policies. México, Baja California, November 23, 2012

2012 Participation in the Exhibition of Photography “Yesterday and Today of Women” organized by the Museum of Women of Argentina for International Human Rights Day, group show.

2013 Museums platform virtual courses Argentina- México- Costa Rica.

Since 2015 the Museum of Women of Costa Rica coordinates with the University of Costa Rica the project Women in the Patriarchal Society. This is a proposal that seeks to permeate the consciousness of various social groups in favor of the value of women in society. This is an initiative of the Museum of Women, which gets to work through students of the School of Philosophy at the University of Costa Rica. See article in this link: http://accionsocial.ucr.ac.cr/noticias/adolescentes-reflexionan-violencia-contra-mujeres

2015 Workshop at SIFAIS, La Carpio, San José, Costa Rica. TC-644 “Art and women in patriarchal society”.

2015 Workshop at Anastasio Alfaro College. TCU-644 “Art and women in patriarchal society”.

2015 Workshop at Vargas Calvo College. TCU-644 “Art and women in patriarchal society”.

Website: museodelasmujeres.co.cr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Museo-de-las-Mujeres-129097077196024/

Current Virtual Exhibition: Luz Darriba, multidisciplinary artist

http://museodelasmujeres.co.cr/2016/10/luz-darriba-artista-multidisciplinar/

Luz Darriba. La sangre de las mariposas

 

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04.03.2013 Pic on Molesworth street, launch of Women’s Museum of Ireland, from left Sinead Mercier, Ciara Greene, Louise Fizgerald, Aine Kelly and Rossa Abbott.

The Women’s Museum of Ireland was founded in November 2012 as a project that aimed to promote the formal recognition of the role of women in Irish history as well as the role of Irish women abroad.

The museum’s first event was the exhibition, Monster’s of Creation: Snapshots of Women in Higher Education, which displayed images of pioneering Irish women in higher education in Ireland. For this exhibition the museum asked the public to contribute their own images to the museum to show the amazing range of achievments of women in university and higher education. 

Since it’s launch the museum has worked to educate the public about the contributions of women to cultural, political and social history in Ireland, and the role Irish women have played overseas. The museum primarily exists as a virtual museum but has hosted several pop-up events around Dublin. The museum’s next project is the Women of Dublin project, which will create a new map of the city of Dublin which will highlight the contributions that women have made to the history and development of the city. 

 

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Artist: Sonia Chitrakar (10 years old)
Year: 2008
Medium: Vegetable colours on paper backed by recycled sari fabric
Form: Patachitra
Region: West Bengal

The word “Zubaan” means tongue, language or voice. Since 2003 Zubaan is giving a voice to women by publishing books on, for, by and about women in South Asia. Zubaan is India’s first feminist publishing house, but is also a research centre and an initiative for a women’s museum.

Since the beginning of 2014 Zubaan has worked on assessing the possibility of setting up a women’s museum in New Delhi, India. Using research from museums all over the world and conversations with curators, administrators, artists, and activists, it prepared a report of recommendations and learnings for the Institute of International Education. Since then Zubaan has been searching for funding opportunities and participating in independent curatorial events and resource-creating activities in line with this agenda.

 

This artwork by Sonia Chitrakar is part of the Poster Women project. It is a visual mapping of the women’s movement in India through the posters the movement had produced. This is only one of the many fascinating projects Zubaan is curating and we invite you to find out more on their website: http://zubaanbooks.com/.

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The question Nadia Murad wants to ask the UN security council is “Why is it taking so long?”

Nadia Murad is one of over 7000 Yazidi women and children who were kidnapped by the IS in 2014. Now she pleads to the government of Iraq and the United Nations to finally investigate these crimes. The victims of the IS should finally receive the justice they deserve.


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In 2006 a group of women, professionals and feminists, kicked off the activities MUSEUM OF WOMEN, by then unprecedented initiative in Latin America and with few precedents in the world. While the creation of the museum had been proposed in 1989 to the Directorate of Museums of the City of Buenos Aires by historian Graciela Tejero Coni the project floundered in official circles, and had to wait until it became a private museum (IGJ Nª 732 / 06).

Since its opening the museum meets the objectives of defending the rights of women and being a source of awareness of gender oppression.

It has formed a team of specialists in different disciplines that drive a specific file and museological reservoir of cultural history of women, promotion and production of art and culture of women, who make history with the people.

The action of the museum is guided by the following principles: defending a scientific and popular culture; the vindication of the rights and interests of women; the fight against the double oppression and gender subordination; the rescue and dissemination of cultural values ​​of intellectuals and artists in the country, Latin America and the world, especially the national sense of culture and the vindication of indigenous people.

The museum is oriented on “New museology” that goes far beyond the idea of ​​”tight reservoir of unused parts”, but includes and invites visitors to interact, have fun, learn and contribute from their own experience and memories.

The museum does not receive permanent financing of official or private entities and does receive financial support from its members and friends.

In 2008 the Museo de la Mujer Argentina was a founding member of the International Network of Museums of Women in the world, transformed since 2012 in IAWM – International Women’s Association of Museums.


En el año 2006 un grupo de mujeres, profesionales y feministas, dieron inicio a las actividades del MUSEO DE LA MUJER, iniciativa para entonces inédita en América Latina y con pocos antecedentes en el mundo. Si bien la creación del museo había sido propuesta en 1989 a la Dirección de Museos de la Municipalidad de Buenos Aires por la historiadora Graciela Tejero Coni el proyecto no prosperó en los ámbitos oficiales, y debió esperar hasta transformarse en un museo privado (IGJ Nª 732/06).

Desde su apertura cumple los objetivos de defender los derechos de las mujeres y ser un recurso de concienciación sobre la opresión de género, lo que le ha valido ser declarado de interés cultural por el Honorable Congreso de la Nación (O.D.2378 de junio 2007).

Ha constituido un equipo de especialistas en diferentes disciplinas que impulsan un archivo y reservorio museológico específico de la historia cultural de las mujeres, la promoción y producción del arte y la cultura de las mujeres, que hacen historia junto al pueblo.

Guía su acción los principios de la defensa de una cultura científica y popular; la reivindicación de los derechos e intereses de las mujeres; la lucha contra su doble opresión y subordinación de género; el rescate y difusión de los valores culturales de intelectuales y artistas del país, de Latinoamérica y del mundo, en especial el sentido nacional de la cultura y la reivindicación de los pueblos originarios.

Orienta su propuesta la línea de “Nueva museología” que supera ampliamente la idea de “reservorio estanco de piezas en desuso”, sino que lo incluye resignificándolo para invitar a interactuar, divertirse, aprender y aportar desde la propia experiencia y memoria.

El museo no recibe financiación permanente de entes oficiales ni privados y sí recibe el apoyo económico de sus socias y amigas.

En el año 2008 fue miembro fundador de la Red Internacional de Museos de las Mujeres en el mundo, transformada desde el año 2013 en IAWM – International Association of Women´s Museums.

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Zubaan, the first feminist publishing house in India, started this week with this new and amazing E-Essays Project. This project wants to make feminist knowledge and academic research more easily accessible.

For nearly fifteen years, Zubaan has been publishing quality content in gender-related fields. For the first time this new project makes it possible to purchase single e-essays for a reasonable fee. Each week more essays will be available for purchase and, each month, a new essay is available for free with any other purchase.

This weeks releases focus on the theme of the challenges and strengths of the women’s movement in India.

Upcoming essays will populate the following themes: Trauma, Exile, Important figures, Legislation, Expanding feminism/theory, Patriarchy, Health, Reproductive health, Religion/communalism, Work and labour, Civil society, Methodology, Family & kinship, Testimonials, Autobiography, Education, Sexual violence, Home and domestic spaces, Women’s movements, Religion & conflict, State crimes & impunity.

This months free essay “Towards a Feminist Politics? The Indian Women’s Movement in Historical Perspective” by Samita Sen traces the history of the Indian Women’s Movement from the 1920s to the present day.

Here you can subscribe to the e-essays mailer in order to be informed about the current available e-essays.

 

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The Antalya Women Museum is Turkey’s second virtual women museum. It was established on the 23rd November 2015 under the guidance of the Antalya Promotion Foundation, a non-profit organization with the aim to develop tourism on solid foundations and to increase social and economic benefits.

Established initially in a virtual setting, the intention is maintaining it not only as a visual area, but also as a dynamic educational and socio-cultural activity centre.

The museum features the stories of urban and rural women in Antalya and hosts exhibitions.

The latest exhibition “Nomad Bride” includes 40 photographs besides the “The Blessing of the Bridal Veil” installation. This exhibition about Turkmen Nomad / Yörük women is of great importance for the Turkish culture and the installation is meant to show how a nomadic bride could be described for our time.

 

The Antalya Women Museum honours every year a woman with the “Jale İnan Award”. The prize is named after Turkey’s first female archeologist.

 

The results of  Professor Dr. Jale İnan’s work can be seen in Perge and Side; two ancient cities that have become internationally renowned. Jale İnan started excavations in Side and Perge 60 years ago. Today Antalya is honored by her accomplishments.

 

Website: www.antalyawomenmuseum.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AntalyaKadinMuzesi

Twitter: twitter.com/kadinmuzesi07

Instagram: www.instagram.com/antalyakadinmuzesi/

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The association “Interessengemeinschaft Frau und Museum” in Switzerland was founded by Martha Beéry in 2010 and has set the following goal in its statutes:

„The community of interests woman and museum“ creates a platform to show the not so often presented aspects of history, reality, performances and influences of women in the Swiss society as well as the relationship between the gender.

Some activity’s in the first five years were

2012 Thoughts: “between Memory and Memorials”

Frauenpavillon / St. Gallen / Schweiz

 

 

2012 All saints day: “Memory traces – holy women” 

St. Mangenkirche

The church where Wyborada was included. Wyborada is the patron/matron of libraries and the women’s library and phonothek in St. Gallen is also named after her.

 

2014 “Historical Swiss Women are visible”

FrauenVernetzungsWerkstatt

Action against a month of Swiss-history in the Swiss television “The Swiss” “where we come from – who we are – where we are going to. The action was caused because Swiss TV was unable to show that also women was and are contributing her part in Swiss-history.

 

2015 „Lichtwerke, the photographer Mia Hesse, born as Mia Bernoulli

Women’s library

Mia Bernoulli, was the first woman of Hermann Hesse, the well-known German writer. She was a Swiss lady and the first female artist Photographer in Switzerland.


2015 „Equal pay now“ in Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

Participation on the demonstration with 10’000 participants


Participation 4./5. shadow report for CEDAW

(Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) with 5 Interventions about not or false mention of women in the Swiss television.
“States Parties shall take all appropriate measures:(a) To modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, with a view to achieving the elimination of prejudices and customary and all other practices which are based on the idea of the inferiority or the superiority of either of the sexes or on stereotyped roles for men and women”

 

 

After 5 years of working and now having good arguments for the necessity of a women’s museum   to realize an equal society, the association Women and Gender museum in Switzerland was founded in Zürich on 5th January 2017.

Next steps see: www.ig-frauenmuseum.ch.

 

February 2017

Martha Beéry-Artho

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The women’s museum Hittisau will receive the Austrian museum prize of 2017, which is the highest public award for museums in Austria. This is a reason to celebrate, not only for the women’s museum Hittisau, but for us all!

The women’s museum Hittisau was opened as the first women’s museum in Austria in 2000. Since 17 years it shows two to three exhibitions each year. It promotes the culture of women and encourages discussions especially in the rural area, where it is situated. The explanatory statement of the award says that women’s museums are never comfortable. But especially in rural areas the courage for direct confrontation and integration are needed, in order to initiate change.

We congratulate the women’s museum Hittisau to this award!

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In many regions of Uganda, rural women live below the poverty line, and food is scarce. Women must work on farms simply to keep enough food on the table to feed their families.

With the goal of empowering rural women and helping to address these needs, Action for Rural Women’s Empowerment (ARUWE) was founded in 2000 in Kampala. It offered courses to rural women about food security, income generation, health, literacy, and more—critical issues for women in the region, who had few resources available to them.

“The rural women had issues that were inhibiting them from actively participating in their social development,” says Agnes Mirembe, Action for Rural Women’s Empowerment’s current Programs Manager. 

But when the organization began, it had little funding and no international support.

Fast forward to today, 13 years after ARUWE received its first grant from Global Fund for Women in 2004: ARUWE now helps many communities within the central and north-eastern regions of Uganda. In addition to offering trainings on organic sustainability farming and business management, ARUWE teaches the rural women it works with about their rights—health, land, and economic rights.

“Some of the women we are working with have just finished voting election exercises, and we have two that are working on local level councils,” explains Agnes. “There they can represent and talk about the issues that the women are really struggling with. It’s a beautiful thing to have leaders come out of the people that we are working with.”

Learn more about ARUWE’S work

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