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FEMglocal webinar discussed memories of feminist activists post-April 25th

On March 15th, the research project FEMglocal - Glocal feminist movements: interactions and contradiction, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) through national funds (PTDC/COM-CSS/4049/2021 / DOI 10.54499/PTDC/COM-CSS/4049/2021), organized the webinar “Memórias de Ativistas Feministas no Pós-25 de Abril” (“Memories of Feminist Activists Post-April 25th”).

Under the skillful moderation of Universidade Lusófona students and project collaborators, Nuno Canossa and Luís Moura, the virtual gathering welcomed distinguished guests: Manuela Tavares (FEMglocal’s researcher, co-founder and board member of UMAR - Women’s Association Alternative and Response, author of several reference works on feminisms), alongside Guida Vieira (trade union leader, feminist activist, founder of the Women’s Department of the Union of Archipelago of Madeira Trade Unionists and the National Women’s Commission of the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers, now the Equality Commission).

Throughout the webinar attendees were immersed in a voyage through the memories of feminist activists during the post-April 25th era as Manuela Tavares and Guida Vieira offered profound insights into their personal journeys of feminist awakening, shared poignant recollections of womanhood prior to April 25th, and engaged in thought-provoking discussions about the activist endeavors of that pivotal period. Moreover, they reflected upon the future trajectory of the national feminist movement, considering the intricate dynamics of the contemporary political and social landscape.

  • published 21 March 2024
  • modified 10 April 2024