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Revista Estudos Feministas

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TARDUCCI, Mónica. Catholic church and the "encuentros nacionales de mujeres". Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2005, vol.13, n.2, pp. 397-402. ISSN 0104-026X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2005000200013.

The power that Catholic Church has in Argentina is dramatically demostrated when some laws about Human Rights, especially Women Rights, such as Ley Nacional de Salud Reproductiva, Educacion Sexual and others, are in the process of being approved. . In this context, the Women's Meetings (Encuentros Nacionales de Mujeres) are being converted into violent confrontations between Catholic women who are sent by their churches and a fundamentalist point of view against the majority of women (Catholic or otherwise) who try to debate the more important issues of the Women's Movement.

Keywords : Catholic Church; Women's Movement; Feminism; Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

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