loader image

Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

Archive and Research Centre for Women's History


Liberating women, changing the world: feminism in Belgium in the 1970s

In the early 1970s, feminists took to the streets. Their militancy was young and dynamic: they wrote, talked and listened, demonstrated and campaigned. Their desire was for a society dedicated to solidarity, equality and self-determination for all. The exhibition “Liberating women, changing the world” (2020) explores their views and actions.

Poster are you in this?

Gender@war? Men, women and the First World War

This lecure pictures the many positions that women and men took on during the First World War. Mobilisation, the violence of war, work on the home front, the search for intimacy through a conflict that separated loved ones … affected both men and women (and children).

Gender@war 1914-1918: women and men to war

This exhibition shows visitors some of the many upheavals ordinary men and women faced during the First World War: its disruptive impact on work and family, the violence they both experienced, their joint contribution to the war effort, and more. It takes a comparative approach, looking at Belgium, France, Germany and Great Britain.

Exhibition on Women and the Right to Vote in Belgium 1789-1948

The traveling exhibition ‘A Woman, a Vote/Voice’ explores through thirty colorful panels how women’s political rights were discussed and obtained between 1789 – 1948. It shows how women took part in the debate and organised themselves and how political parties negotiated their political rights.