Rethinking State Socialist Mass Women's Organizations: The Committee of the Bulgarian Women's Movement and the United Nations Decade for Women, 1975-1985

@article{Ghodsee2012RethinkingSS,
  title={Rethinking State Socialist Mass Women's Organizations: The Committee of the Bulgarian Women's Movement and the United Nations Decade for Women, 1975-1985},
  author={Kristen R. Ghodsee},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={49 - 73}
}
  • Kristen R. Ghodsee
  • Published 17 December 2012
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Women's History
During the UN Decade for Women, representatives of the world's governments came together for the first time to discuss the issues of equality, development, and peace in official intergovernmental forums, opening up an unexpected new front in the ongoing Cold War. While western women were concerned with legal and economic equality, socialist women in the Eastern Bloc argued that women's equality with men was useless in a world full of racism, violence, underdevelopment, colonialism, and war… 
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