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Darlene Clover, founder of the initiative for a Women’s Museum in Victoria, Canada visited two exhibitions in Toronto. One was of Christian Dior at the Royal Ontario Museum and the other, “Victims of Fashion” at the Bata Shoe Museum. She created these ‘found poems’ from wording and phrases from the curatorial statements, explanatory panels and labels, which she will read at her talk feminist research and pedagogy at the University of Huddersfield:


Ode to the Couturier

The bible has not taught us so much

As this master of shape

This great conductor of form

Who astonished the public

By orchestrating away wartime masculine style

To make women feel like women again

Clothed in the armour

Of a revival of 19th century corsetry

That obscured the natural to accentuate the waist

And enshrine femininity

As the ‘new look’ of peace


Ode to the victims

Their worries proved to be well-founded

In the decades long reign

Of notorious female fashion dictates

Cloth dipped in toxic pigments

Testing positive for arsenic

And when brushed against a flame

Set instantly alight the women

Imprisoned in the steel corseted cage

Crafted to make a criminally small waist

And mocked mercilessly by caricaturists

For their female excess and frivolity



Antalya Women’s Museum organized ‘Nomad Bride Fashion Show’ at ITB Berlin for Women’s Day.

To represent Turkish women both with traditions and values and modern structure and to transform the perception of Turkish women into positive with volunteer participation of business women living in Antalya, in 2018 Berlin Tourism Fair, in Turkey Hall 3.2/201, with cooperation and support of Antalya Olgunlaşma Institute, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry og Foreign Affairs, Mr. Governor Münir Karaloğlu, and Corendın Airlines Nomad Bride Fashion Show will be held on Women’s Day.


Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, delivered an inspiring TED Talk for International Women’s Day.

Isirika. It’s one word with a meaning powerful enough to mobilize and inspire an entire community.

Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro’s new TED Talk was just released for International Women’s Day! It’s time to embrace isirika – a Maragoli word that means ‘caring, together, for one another’ or equal generosity – and help make a real difference for women around the world.



Girl Museum is holding our first-ever art auction in support of #5WomenArtists. Featuring works created by female artists exclusively for our museum, all proceeds will support our new contemporary art exhibition series. Bid now on prints, laptop bags, pins, and more: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/5womenartists 


The Women’s Museum of Costa Rica is opening the exhibition “Women transforming spaces” by Vanessa Huertas Miranda. “Being a woman is fighting from birth, fighting for space and living in. Waking up and opening paths that seem to be closed with warnings, involves challenging the world that seems to say no constantly, that screams only one way to be a woman. To be a woman is to fight for spaces, for recognition, for vindication, day by day, so being a woman is like being warriors”.


foto Marit Bye Gjermshus

What’s happening on and around the International Women’s Day in Kongsvinger 2018?

The Norwegian Women’s Museum, Kvinnemuseet, is an active part in the IWD committee in our town, Kongsvinger. This is the third year we are inviting several other organizations to join the celebration to raise awareness on feminist issues in our community.

We have opted, not to have one Women’s Day, but several! There will be feminist activities happening in Kongsvinger from 1st to 11th of March. On the 1st of March, there will be a philosophical café, focusing on the #metoo-campaign, at the library, and there will also be a quiz, with questions from Women’s culture and history.

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Tonight the association women and gender museum Switzerland invites to a talk with the title ‘Significant Swiss Women – how to honour them? From the classical museum to the Virtual Reality’.

The exhibition curator Beat Gugger will address the following questions: How can important Swiss Women and their achievements be represented for the future? Should we open a women’s museum, like women in other countries did? Or are there other possibilities through digitalization? Continue reading

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