Feminism in Belgium during the 1970s
Following the success of the exhibition 'Liberating women and changing the world' before closing due to COVID-19, AVG Carhif and BELvue are pleased to announce the extension of the exhibition until August the 30th, 2020. School and group visits are nevertheless cancelled until 30 June 2020.
In the early 1970s, feminists were out on the streets, where they breathed new life into old demands by demanding equality for women at home, school and work and in legislation. They also articulated a new view of the body, denounced stereotypes and violence and demanded a fulfilling sex life and the right to birth control.
Their young, dynamic militancy prompted them to write, hold gatherings and demonstrations and organise joyous, noisy activities aimed at fostering a solidarity-based, egalitarian society in which everybody can flourish.
Their demands and views remain hot topics today, for although undeniable progress has been made, a truly egalitarian society is still a long way off.
An exhibition organised by the Archive and Research Centre for Women's History.
With the support of:
- From 20 February to 30 August 2020
- Free admission
- For group visits, please book in advance.
- Guided tours are available.
For children from 10 to 12 years old: a self-guided tour with a visit booklet
The children discover the exhibition on their own with the help of a booklet. They have to find and observe different documents, photos, ...