«Although distant we are, our hands are always joined». Anti-colonial solidarity into the Women’s International Democratic Federation

Journal title STORIA E PROBLEMI CONTEMPORANEI
Author/s Giulia Cioci
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/86 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 85-104 File size 174 KB
DOI 10.3280/SPC2021-086006
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Against the backdrop of the Cold War, within the Women’s International Democratic Federation (Widf) the conversion of anti-fascist principles into open anti-imperialism brought left-wing Western militants to mobilize in several transnational anti-colonial practices. The policies undertaken by the Widf adhered to the soviet axis but also opened spaces for an autonomous global women’s agenda. In the 1960s the documentary research in the archives of the United Nations and the Union of Italian Women has broadened the perspective and allowed the identification of a first important historical break for the decolonization process.

Giulia Cioci, «Per quanto lontane noi siamo per distanza, le nostre mani sono sempre unite». Solidarietà anticoloniale nella Federazione democratica internazionale femminile in "STORIA E PROBLEMI CONTEMPORANEI" 86/2021, pp 85-104, DOI: 10.3280/SPC2021-086006