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The Women's Movement In Latin America: Feminism And The Transition To Democracy
The Women's Movement In Latin America: Feminism And The Transition To Democracy
Edited by Jane S. Jaquette
Unwin Hyman, 1989, 215 pp

The human rights activism of women in Argentina is well known through the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, formed in 1977 to protest the disappearance of their children at the hands of the military. This collection is useful in dispelling the notion that such activism by women is all but absent elsewhere in Latin America. Essays describe the growth of women's groups under authoritarian regimes in Brazil, Uruguay, Peru and Chile as well as Argentina, and their force in the new democracies.