International Museum of Women Announces 2006 Global Project-Imagining Ourselves: A Global Generation of Women; Project Launches on International Women's Day.SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden -- 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 International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. , 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 IDEX International Development Exchange
IDEX Imagery Data Exploitation System
IDEX Imagery Digital Exploitation (system)
IDEX Identifier of Explorer ) (www.idex.org)
--International Fellowship of Reconciliation The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR or FOR) is the name used by a number of religious nonviolent organizations, particularly in English-speaking countries. They are linked together by affiliation to the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR). (IFOR IFOR Implementation Force
IFOR International Fellowship of Reconciliation
IFOR International Force (less common)
IFOR International Peacekeeping Force
IFOR Intelligent Forces
IFOR Inertial Frame of Reference ) (www.ifor.org)
--United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women ) (www.unifem.org)
--World YWCA YWCA
Young Women's Christian Association
YWCA n abbr (= Young Women's Christian Association) → Asociación f de Jóvenes Cristianas
--World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS WAGGGS World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts ) (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.