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Istanbul Gender Museum

Established in 2022, Istanbul Gender Museum designs and realizes physical and virtual exhibition concepts accompanied by museum pedagogy modules, cultural events, publications and alternative communication methods.

The gender equality policy of the museum

Gender equality is the primary working principle of Istanbul Gender Museum.

The museum is an advocate of gender equality goals and obligations under International Human Rights Law (IHRL), the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Istanbul Convention.

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GUIDED TOUR- “TIME TO TALK” – EMPOWERING THE CITY WITH THE VOICE AND ART OF WOMEN+

7 January 2024 Wednesday
20.00-20.40

How can museums intervene in the patriarchal discourse in public spaces? How can they make feminist demands visible? How can they incorporate cultural diversity and inclusivity into their work? We explore these questions while touring the exhibition “TIME TO TALK” – EMPOWERING THE CITY WITH THE VOICE AND ART OF WOMEN+” designed in this context.

Participation is free.

Event Language: Turkish

ONLINE PANEL – HEARING AND LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF KURDISH WOMEN

What is a woman’s voice, how to hear it, how to listen to it? Why does a woman’s voice (sometimes) go unheard, what does it represent, who does it touch, and how does it touch whom? These questions were discussed in the context of how Kurdish women’s voices are heard and listened to, by whom they are expressed as voices and gain the power of representation, and where they face borders and limitations, on the occasion of the book “Voices That Matter” (2023) by social anthropologist Marlene Schäfers (Utrecht), the product of her research and studies with Kurdish women dengbejs, in a panel discussion with Marlene Schäfers, Kurdish cultural heritage researcher and music compiler Zeyneb Yaş (Diyarbakır) and Denbej Xalide.

GUIDED TOUR-„WE ARE, WE WERE, WE WILL BE – THE STRUGGLE OF KESK WOMEN FOR GENDER EQUALITY“

January 3, 2024, Wednesday
20:00–20:40

The exhibition invites us to contemplate questions such as how the women within the Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions (KESK), who have been actively engaged in the struggle for gender equality for over 30 years, have transformed themselves, their families, their unions, and workplaces. As we explore the exhibition, we will collectively reflect on how independent women’s movements and KESK-affiliated women have influenced each other.

Participation is free.

Language: Turkish

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