Archiefcentrum voor Vrouwengeschiedenis / Centre d’Archives pour l’Histoire des Femmes

  • Archive and Research Centre for Women's History


The AVG-Carhif is an archive and research centre specialized in women’s history.

The AVG realizes historical research, informs on current research in gender history and organizes activities to sensitize the general public on the subject of women’s history.

At the centre you can consult a vast collection of archives, books, magazines and pictures on women’s history and the history of the women’s movement in Belgium.

Archival and Other Holdings

The historical collections of the AVG consist of archives, books, brochures and magazines, posters and pictures. The centre also places a small library with recent publications on women's and gender history and a series of biographical files at disposal of its visitors.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The ‘Women’s Archives Belgium’ database offers an overview of the archive collection of the AVG, and to a lesser extent of archives concerning the Belgian women’s movement that are kept in other depositories.

Opening Times

Monday through Friday, From 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., preferably with an appointment.


  • Women’s Archives Belgium AVG-CARHIF

    Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1328 p.