The formation of the National Council of Women of the Argentine Republic in 1900 (CNMA), was an important step to integrate women into an international network that had formed similar entities in other parts of the world and came together in the International Council of Women (ICW), which had been founded in 1888 in Washington. The International Council saw with great expectation that other countries of the region imitated this first experience of Latin America. For their part, some of the local members looked forward to the possibility of coming into contact with feminist and women’s issues in other parts of the world. They sought to compare the situation in terms of health, rights and access to education, and also the possibilities that were offered to them represent their country to international meetings. However, the incorporation of the Argentine Council to the international did not mean that its postulates were adopted or that the adopted resolutions were put into practice. The hypothesis guiding this research suggests that the evasions to consider this and other issues generated friction with the International Council, while opening an internal front that over the years was deepened in such a way that by 1910 the CNMA could not resist the lack of consensus around certain issues, which led to its division.
La circulación y resignificación del “feminismo” en la Argentina de fin-de-siglo a través de su proceso de integración al International Council of Women (1899-1910).
Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(8), 5-17.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol20/iss8/2