Goethe-Instituts around the world have long been exploring feminist topics and issues with their local partners. You can find a selection of these projects here: 
Drawing in orange and blue tones with several women of different skin colors. The women are standing in the middle of the picture. One of the women is reading a book, another wears a headscarf and greets, another has a baby in her arms. Around them are stars, flowers and leaves. © Marishka Soekarna

Movements & Moments

Goethe-Institut's project “Movements and Moments” sheds light on Indigenous feminist activisms from the Global South in the form of comics. 

Blurred picture of women in motion while dancing. A flashlight covers the centre of the photo. The picture is covered with a green filter. © Goethe-Institut Indonesia

Bodies of Care

Bodies of Care is a performing arts project that invites the public to actively participate in a performance created by ten young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany together with performance artist Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) and the media- and performance collective LIGNA (Germany).

On the left, "El siglo de las mujeres" is written in big letters next to the female symbol in white on a colourful background. It is the logo of the project. © Goethe-Institut Bolivia

Das Jahrhundert der Frauen

The project “El siglo de las mujeres” (The Century of Women) of the Goethe-Instituts in South America develops strategies against patriarchal structures and violence against women.    

Modern African mud house with a round roof, surrounded by vegetation. © House of African Feminisms

House of African Feminisms

“House of African Feminisms” aims at regional exchange and networking on issues and discourses in the field of feminism in Sub-Saharan Africa. The online platform is dedicated to African feminisms that address the conditions and perspectives of African women* in many ways.

The picture is colorful on the sides. The background in the middle is white, in front is the logo “Man, Male, Masculine”.At the bottom left, a man with Indian appearance is frying a dish in a pan. On the top of the picture is a man with long hair singing. On the other side is half of a pink face with big lips, an earring and a green hair.  © Goethe-Institut Chennai

M3: Man, Male, Masculine

The project aims to discuss current visions of masculinity across the gender spectrum in India and Bangladesh through various cultural and educational activities

Tashweesh is written in capital letters in black with white background. The three dots above the word are a reminder of the Arabic script. It is the logo of the project. © Goethe-Institut Brussels


تشویش Tashweesh is a multidisciplinary art festival aiming to facilitate new feminist alliances and give platform to multidisciplinary art and research practices of intersectional feminism in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

The illustration shows two identical-looking people with suits standing next to each other. They are not looking at each other. A strawberry is shown in front of one person, and a banana in front of the other. © Jeem


Jeem is a feminist media organization that produces critical and cultural knowledge in Arabic on gender and sexuality with the aim of challenging mainstream narratives surrounding these topics. Launched in 2018 as a project of the Goethe-Institut, Jeem was registered as an independent organization in Berlin in 2022.

Against a dark background with circles, triangles and other shapes in bright colors, are two letterings. In orange a word of Bengali script (English translation: "womanhood"), below in shiny blue lettering on a black background is written "Telling Stories of Womanhood". © kotha

Feminism in Bangladesh

Feminism is evolving and definitions are diverse across the globe. Through 6 projects, we are exploring how young Bangladeshi’s approach and explore questions around feminism. Outcomes include essays, vodcasts, collaborations amongst film makers performances, spoken word and poetry.