Give them to the UM

At the University of Montpellier, International Women's Rights Day lasts a month, from March 1 to 31! For its 8th edition, "Donner des Elles à l'UM" invites you to continue working together to advance gender equality.

Like every year, March marks the return of gender equality initiatives at the UM.

We'll be talking about women who are daring and enduring, invisibilized and abused. It will be about their vision of the world and their success, about what moves them or hinders them. There will be humor and gravity, emotion and reflection.

This year's program includes a self-defense workshop reserved for UM students, a selection of short films, a screening of Stephen Frears' The Lost King (watch out!), participatory theater, puppet theater, a photo exhibition, a guided tour of the Musée Fabre, a round table on the concept of "success" and a selection of documents at the BU.

The "Donner des Elles à l'UM" agenda

"Self-defense workshop

Mondays, March 4 to April 22.
12:15pm to 1:45pm.
Montpellier - Campus Triolet - Bât 3, salle des ateliers.
Run by theNuage association.


Short films on women's success and emancipation.
Perpignan, Tuesday March 5, 12.20pm > 1pm.
Faculté d'Éducation, amphi.
Mende, Tuesday March 12, 12.35pm > 1.15pm.
Faculté d'Éducation, salle 1.

"The Lost King

Dramatic comedy by Stephen Frears (2023), running time: 1 hr 49 min.
March 6,2024.
At 7pm.
Montpellier - Campus Richter - Maison des étudiants Aimé Schoenig.


Photographic series by Jean-Jacques Ader.
Opening Thursday March 7 at 1pm.
Exhibition from March 4 to 29.

Carcassonne - Faculty of Education, 1st floor corridor.

"Women artists

Guided tour of the Musée Fabre.
Saturday, March 9.
Montpellier - Musée Fabre.

"Success, a universal concept?"

Round table discussion.
March 14.
12:30 to 1:45 pm.
By videoconference.


Puppet theater.
Tuesday, March 19.
Nîmes - Théâtre Le Périscope.
By Morbus Théâtre.

"Rêverie#1: Liberté, égalité, adelphité" (Reverie#1: Freedom, equality, adelphity)

March 20, 2024.
From 7pm to 8pm.
Montpellier - Campus Triolet - Bât 5, amphi 5.06.
Shared theater creation on the history of feminism through language.
By Cie Les Grisettes, with UM students and staff

"Emmy Noether, an exceptional mathematician".

The choice of the university library.
From March 1 to 23, 2024.
Montpellier - Campus Triolet - BU Sciences.


02 mars 2024.
Alenya (near Perpignan) - Espace Escoffier, salle Marcel Oms.

March 8: International Women's Rights Day

Officialized by the United Nations in 1977, International Women's Rights Day has its origins in the struggles of the early 20th century, when women workers and suffragettes fought for better working conditions, and for the right to vote, which was not obtained in France until 1944.
For almost 40 years, this international day of events has provided an opportunity to take stock of the situation faced by women around the world. A day of struggle for women's rights, it remains a burning issue.