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Une sélection de contenus à découvrir pour la Journée internationale des droits des femmes !
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A selection of content to discover for International Women’s Day!

On Monday 8 March 2021, for the International Women’s Day, the Institut français is giving you the opportunity to discover women who fight for women’s rights through culture, initiatives aiming to promote egality, or works that question women’s status in France and throughout the world.


Updated on 09/05/2022

2 min

Manon Garcia

Author of the essay On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (You are not born submissive, you become it) (2018), the philosopher Manon Garcia delves into the work of Simone de Beauvoir to shed light on current feminist movements. She offers a new perspective of the work and personality of the author of Second Sex.

Read her interview


Isabelle Arvers

Even though she has undertaken the Art Games World Tour to meet those involved in the world of digital arts and video games, Isabelle Arvers looks at the place of female artists and developers in these domains around the world. She gives her analysis of the situation after having visited more than fifteen countries.

Read her interview


Moojan Ashgari

The Franco-Iranian Moojan Ashgari is co-founder of the “Women in AI” (Women in Artificial Intelligence) NGO, and campaigns for the place of women in artificial intelligence. She explains how she decided to get involved with artificial intelligence, the need for equality in this sector and presents several actions she is involved in, in Iran but also with the European Union.

Read her interview


Céline Tricart

The producer and director Céline Tricart delivers committed messages through her films. For example the virtual reality work The Sun Ladies looks at an entirely female combat unit, “the sun ladies”, made up of women in the Yezidi community which fights Daesh.

Read her interview


Iman Mersal

Iman Mersal is an internationally renowned Egyptian poet who shows a confident female perspective in her works. In 1986 she launched the feminine journal Bint al-ard (Daughters of the Land) while she was still studying. 

Read her portrait



The Culottées - Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu'elles veulent (Brazen – women who only do what they want) comic book by Pénélope Bagieu paints portraits of women who have had to fight prejudices and taboos to be recognised and accepted. The work has been adapted into an animated series of 30 episodes.

Discover the work

5 episodes are available for free on IFcinéma on march 8th everywhere in the world (except France).

Culottées, de Pénélope Bagieu
Culottées © Silex Films
Culottées, de Pénélope Bagieu
Teaser - Culottées


CHEF.FE looks back on the career of conductor Lucie Leguay and follows her as she prepares to lead the prestigious Les Siècles orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris. This web-series by Camille Ducellier presents the career path of a woman in a male-dominated profession.

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Exhibition Catherine Meurisse, a life in drawing

In a world of comic books that has been considered masculine for a long time, Catherine Meurisse, the first woman illustrator and comic book author elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts  in 2020, has made a place for herself thanks to her talent. A look back in images on her career through ten plates exhibited at the Centre Pompidou for the exhibition Catherine Meurisse, a life in drawing.

See the portfolio Catherine Meurisse, a life in drawing


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