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date: 15 June 2024

First International Feminine Congress in Buenos Aires. 

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Asunción LavrinAsunción Lavrin

Organized by the Association of Argentine University Women and held 18–23 May 1910, the First International Feminine Congress in Buenos Aires attracted representatives from several Latin American countries, Italy, Spain, and France. The organizers used “Feminine” rather than “Feminist” to accommodate women who were unready to accept the latter term. This event marked the transition between nineteenth‐ and twentieth‐century thought on the social role of women in Latin America and prepared the ground for the discussion of such key issues as equality before the law, political rights, and new gender roles. The congress had working sections on education; arts, letters, and industry; sociology; sciences; and law. The organizers and participants were mostly educated middle‐class women whose ideological stand was primarily mainstream liberal feminism. Among the most notable such feminists were the ... ...

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