Setting New Standards: International Feminism and the League of Nations' Inquiry into the Status of Women

  title={Setting New Standards: International Feminism and the League of Nations' Inquiry into the Status of Women},
  author={Regula Ludi},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  pages={12 - 36}
  • R. Ludi
  • Published 13 March 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Women's History
Abstract:In 1937, the League of Nations decided to undertake an international inquiry into the status of women and nominated an expert committee to conduct the research. This was the result of interwar feminist agitation for an international equal rights treaty. The work of the experts, however, was interrupted by the beginning of the Second World War. The survey was never completed. Preliminary results nonetheless influenced the international understanding of inequalities between men's and… 

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