The Role of Black Women on The São Paulo State Council on The Condition of Women in Brazil (1983-1988)

Tauana Olivia Gomes Silva Cristina Scheibe Wolff About the authors


During Brazil's democratic transition in the 1980s black women actively participated in the restructuring of government institutions and reorganizing of social movements. This paper analyzes the contributions of black women on the São Paulo State Council on the Condition of Women. We also discuss networks of solidarity among the various women's groups, and differences between them, that participated in this governmental institution in the 1980s.

Black Women; Feminist Movement; Social Movements; São Paulo State Council on the Condition of Women; Democracy

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