We, the members of the International Association of Women Museum(IAWM), have experienced a hybrid conference with the slogan of “Still We Create” at 6th IAWM Conference in Hittisau. The created slogan was followed by several creative events organised by the wonderful Hittisau’s team. The team’s work was so wonderful it made us feelas if we "Alice in wonderland"!
We were anticipating the arrival of the international day of Human Rights, the day that we were supposed to announce the start of a new campaign called "The Knitting Yarn's Action" however people reached the street to express their pent-up anger against injustice, they were violently oppressed and forced back to their homes, however their homes are not the same since they were forced off the streets.
Halleh Ghorashi - This exhibition is the first stage of the Iranian women’s museum project, which showcases handicrafts made by women inmates (prisoners of conscience) in Evin Prison. The stories and imaginaries connected to these handicrafts make them much more than just objects.
Marga Martens – One might wonder what are pure and goodly deeds and what is commendable and seemly conduct? Sacrificing your freedom for spiritual concepts seems to me a pure and goodly deed.
Mona Holm - It is a tremendous pleasure for me to be here with you at the Humanity House in Den Haag, today, the 9th of March 2018, and see the fruits of years of hard and dedicated work. What we are part of just now is a truly remarkable event. This is an inauguration we have been hoping for and longing for, during years, but have not quite been able to understand how could be realized.
Parastou Forouhar - The opening of the exhibition we have gathered here to see is a beautiful small step toward a greater hope and idea – a museum that represents the women’s movement in Iran.