International Museum of Women (now part of Global Fund for Women)
- San Francisco
The International Museum of Women inspires creativity, awareness and action on vital global issues for women.
In March 2014 IMOW merged with Global Fund for Women, in a bold move to increase global awareness and action on women’s rights. Global Fund for Women is a foundation that defends and expands women's rights in the areas of zero violence; economic and political empowerment; and sexual and reproductive health.
The merger brings together IMOW’s skills in awareness raising, online advocacy and digital story-telling with the Global Fund’s expertise in issues, grantmaking and fundraising. The merger builds on IMOW’s work as an innovative online museum showcasing art, stories and ideas to celebrate, inspire and advance the lives of women around the world. The museum’s recent online multi-media projects have included Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices, which counters stereotypes of Muslim Women, and MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe, which raised awareness of global maternal health. IMOW engages over 700,000 annual visitors, including visitors to global events and exhibits. In the past three years IMOW has held physical events and installations in 14 countries on five continents.
IMOW’s work gives voice to women who too often go unheard, sparking engagement on global women’s issues and rights. Up to 70% of IMOW visitors surveyed report personal changes in attitudes, opinions about global women’s issues and up to 60% take action towards gender equity as a result of engaging with our content.
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