Høsten 2016 er El Museo de la Mujer i Mexico vertskap for den internasjonale kongressen.
De internasjonale kongressene består av to deler: En offentlig del som er åpen for alle interesserte og en som er forbeholdt medlemmer av IAWM. En dag dag er viet Årsmøte/General Assembly.
Programmet for kongressen finner du her:
1. Exchange, network, global co-operation of the Women’s Museums, and mutual support. We want to affirm female solidarity by affirming women’s rights.
2. To promote women’s and gender museums and to stand united for the advocacy of gender-democratic societies. Women’s museums are important for women’s education, empowerment and self-confidence. They provide awareness training, possibilities for independent actions and tools to overcome discrimination.
3. To achieve international recognition in the world of museums and to strengthen the acceptance of women’s museums worldwide. It aims to advocate for necessary support (such as staff and finances) for museums within the Association.
Les mer på IAWMs egen hjemmeside:
“Women’s Museums are diverse; they reflect political, cultural, artistic, economic, and social roles and situations of women in the past and present. They preserve and generate women’s cultures, remove prejudices and contribute to the respect of women and human rights. They are a mirror of society and also of the changing of the world.”
Resolution of the 1st International Congress for Women’s Museums in Merano 2008.