Women’s rights will be honored at the Carnavalet museum on the occasion of an exhibition on the history of struggles for their emancipation.
Women and their struggles
The exhibition “Parisian citizens! ” takes us on an ambitious historical journey, from the French Revolution to the law on parity, in the footsteps of the struggles that women led in Paris for their emancipation. The Carnavalet Museum presents an unprecedented synthesis on the history and memory of the women’s rights, focusing on the history of feminisms in Paris. Alongside certain key figures, from Olympe de Gouges to Gisèle Halimi, a large place is given to lesser known or anonymous Parisian women: revolutionary citizens of 1789, 1830, 1848, Communards, suffragettes, pacifists, resistance fighters, political women or trade unionists, feminist activists, committed artists and intellectuals, striking workers, groups of immigrant women…
History of Women’s rights
The course of the exhibition follows a chronological thread which begins with the claim of the « citizenship » for women, during the Revolution, and ends with the law on parity, in 2000. Between these two dates a dynamic unfolds the emancipation of women explored in all its dimensions: it involves the right to education like the right to work, civil rights and civic rights, so difficult to obtain, but also the freedom to dispose of one’s body and access to artistic and cultural creation. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, archives, posters, manuscripts, or other militant or even unusual objects, reflect the diversity of the fights and the modes of claims. Citizen Parisiennes have a thousand and one faces at the service of countless causes, in a capital that creates events, manufactures icons and makes avant-gardes and collective struggles possible.
Carnavalet Museum – History of Paris
16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois,
From Wednesday September 28, 2022 to Sunday January 29, 2023
Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 to 11 euros