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International Museum of Women Announces 2006 Global Project-Imagining Ourselves: A Global Generation of Women; Project Launches on International Women's Day.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The International Museum of Women (www.imow.org) is launching its 2006 global project, Imagining Ourselves: A Global Generation of Women on International Women's Day, March 8, 2006.

Imagining Ourselves consists of an online exhibition and global dialogue, a published anthology of submissions from young women from 105 countries, and a series of global events. Conceived and directed by Paula Goldman, the project runs through June 30, and can be viewed at www.imow.org.

"Giving voice to the unheard women of the world through the power of storytelling and conversation will help create understanding and change at a time when it is most needed," commented world renowned author Isabel Allende. "This beautiful project, and the accompanying anthology, rekindles the passionate optimism of my youth. I am delighted to lend my voice to Imagining Ourselves and this young generation of women."

Imagining Ourselves is the first global project of the International Museum of Women and will launch on five continents, in fifteen countries, and in four languages. The project will be supported by a comprehensive international media campaign.

SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND CORPORATE PARTNERS

Imagining Ourselves has the support of partner organizations around the world including:

--Amnesty International (www.amnesty.org)

--International Federation of University Women (www.ifuw.org)

--Global Fund for Women (www.globalfundforwomen.org)

--Institute of International Development (IDEX) (www.idex.org)

--International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) (www.ifor.org)

--United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) (www.unifem.org)

--World YWCA (www.ymca.org)

--World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) (www.wagggsworld.org)

Yahoo! is the digital partner for the Imagining Ourselves project, helping promote the call for submissions. Yahoo! will also be hosting a celebrity blog on its site during the online exhibit, featuring many of the distinguished participants in the project.

Imagining Ourselves has the support of over 75 women leaders and notable participants from more than 105 countries.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN

The mission of the International Museum of Women is to value the lives of women around the world. The Museum gives voice to women worldwide, catalyzing cultural change to the values, attitudes, and practices adverse to women's well-being. Through the lens of history, culture, and art, the Museum unites women by delivering programs that educate, create dialogue, build community, and inspire action. With its unique focus on cultural change, the Museum advances the human right to gender equity worldwide.
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