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BOX 1-12Biographical Information
BOX 1-2Articles on RMF's career and life
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(4 items)
ITEM 1"Líder feminista: mulher também deve ser soldado." March 27, 1971.
Published in O Journal in Rio de Janeiro. Discussion of women's struggle to attain civil liberties.
ITEM 2"I Conselho Nacional de Mulheres em Preparativos." November 24, 1971.
Newspaper article written by the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil) for recruitment purposes.
ITEM 3"Congresso da Mulher pede mais dedicação." April 25, 1972.
Unsigned article. Published in S. Paulo. Article detailing the First Congress of the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil).
ITEM 4"Sempre aos domingos." 1972.
Unsigned article. "Direitos iguais." Written by Raul Giudicelli. Articles discussing a speech given by Romy Medeiros da Fonseca as President of the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil) regarding women's movement in Brazil.
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(10 items)
ITEM 1"A mulher brasileira em luta pela atualização do direito." December, 1950.
Unsigned article discussing Romy Medeiros da Fonseca's struggle to attain equality between men and women.
ITEM 2"O marido não pode impedir a mulher de trabalhar." May 18, 1951.
Unsigned article. Published in Feira in Rio de Janeiro. Interview with Romy Medeiros da Fonseca regarding women's issues.
ITEM 3"Mulher brasileira equiparada ás indígenas africanas." December, 1960.
Interview with Romy Medeiros da Fonseca published in Revisita do Fucionário Público.
ITEM 4"A Mulher e os seus direitos." September, 1967.
Written by Anna Maria Funke. Interview with Romy Medeiros da Fonseca regarding women's rights.
ITEM 5"Aqui ningém apóia a greve feminina." July 8, 1970.
Unsigned article. Article critiquing the North American feminist's strike. Others mentioned: Pr. Leme Lopez, Ismênia Dantas.
ITEM 6" O direitos da mulher." May 20, 1972.
Unsigned article. Published in UH Revista. Article discussing women's rights through the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil).
ITEM 7"Ser feminista é participar." September 25, 1977.
Written by Regina Coelho. Published in UH Revista. Interview with Romy Medeiros da Fonseca.
ITEM 8"Dia Nacional da Mulher, a data do desacordo." April 27, 1979.
Written by Leda Beck. Article discussing the National Day of Women.
ITEM 9"Romy da Fonseca: Governo precisa assumir mais compromisso com a luta da mulher." February 3, 1980.
Written by Leda Maria. Published in O Povo in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Article discussing Brazilian women's struggle for rights.
ITEM 10"Você acha justo uma mulher ser presa por fazer um aborto." December, 1980.
Unsigned article. Published in Pasquim. Group debate on abortion between Romy Madeiros, Hildete Pereira de Melo, Fernanda Carneiro, Nilce, Lúcia Martins, Guida Costa, Raquel Gutierrez, Maria Helena Fuzer, Maria Jose de Lima, Maria Elizabeth Aires, Espeança Becerra, Hilza Ramos, Celina Engerson, Ofélia de Almeida, Ana Rowe, Eli Santos, Leda Gutierrez, Sheila Riente, Eunice Gutman, Carlos César Tartaglia.
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(4 items)
ITEM 1"Comentário da Mulher: A reforma do Código Civil IX." October 23, 1959.
Written by Romy Medeiros da Fonseca. Published in Rio de Janeiro. Article discusses the need for civil reform.
ITEM 2"Nada mais queremos do que igualdade de direitos." August 3, 1975.
Unsigned article. Published in UH revista. Article discussing women's struggle for equal rights. Others mentioned: Tereza Raquel, Sandra Bréa, Zuzu Angel, Sandra Cavalcante.
ITEM 3"Romy: equilíbrio e segurança em várias atividades." June 7, 1978.
Unsigned article. Published inJornal de Notícias. Article discussing the women's rights movement in Brazil.
ITEM 4"A Família de Portugal em Tempo de Brasil." February 5, 1982.
Unsigned article. Published by O Mundo Português. Teresa Costa Macedo receives an award from Romy Medeiros da Fonseca, President of the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil).
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(13 items)
ITEM 1"Delegada a Conferencia Regional: Movimiento femenino tiene fuerza en Brasil, declaró Romy da Fonseca." December 12, 1972.
Unsigned article. Published in El Comercio. Article discussing the women's rights movement in Brazil.
ITEM 2"Serviço cíviçofeminino." November 14, 1972.
Written by Elsie Lessa. Published in O Globo. Newspaper article critiquing the women's rights movement in Brazil.
ITEM 3"No Rua, plebiscito do aborto." May 21, 1987.
Unsigned article. Published in O Globo. Article discussing Brazil's vote on abortion. Romy Medeiros da Fonseca interviewed.
ITEM 4"Missão social da professora: Romy Martins Medeiros da Fonseca." December, 1950.
Unsigned article. Article discussing Romy Medeiros da Fonseca and her involvement in the women's rights movement.
ITEM 5"Mulheres querem enfrentar o homen em qualquer área." December, 1970.
Article discussing the women's rights movement in Brazil.
ITEM 6"O comentário da Mulher: A reforma do Código Civil II." August 14, 1959.
Written by Romy Medeiros de Fonseca. Article discussing her ideas for civil reform.
ITEM 7"Divórcio: Sim ou Não." December, 1960.
Written by Josué Montello. Published in O Globo. Interview with various people, including Romy Medeiros da Fonseca, on the subject of divorce. People mentioned: Elizabeth Dos Santos,Leon Eliachar, Ligia Lessa Bastos, Nina Ribeiro, Oto Lara Resende.
ITEM 8"Exemplo de um mestre." 1958.
Written by Romy Medeiros da Fonseca. Published in Jornal de Commercio. Discussion of women's rights in Brazil.
ITEM 9"Vinte Mil Viúvas de Funcionários Arregimentam-se." 1960s.
Written by Daisy Porto. Romy Medeiros da Fonseca works with widows, Associação de Pensionistas dos Servidores Públicos.
ITEM 10"Pensionistas do 'Ipase': reclamam contra a má-vontade dos órgãos oficiais." 1960s.
Unsigned article. Discussion of Associação de Pensionistas dos Servidores Públicos and Romy Medeiros da Fonseca's work with the organization.
ITEM 11"As Donas de Casa Queriam Atuar na COFAP." 1970s.
Unsigned article. Discussion of housewives' rights.
ITEM 12"Conselho homenageia dez Mulheres do Ano." January 6, 1985.
Unsigned article. Published in O Globo. Article about the "Women of the Year" award awarded by the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil).
ITEM 13"Votada em primeira discussão, no Senado, o projeto do Tribunal Marítimo." 1952.
Unsigned article. Discusses the Brazilian bill which would allow women to enter into the police department.
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(4 items)
ITEM 1"Líderes feministas falam (mal e bem) do projecto de Dona Nita sobre mulheres." March 28, 1958.
Unsigned article. Published in Jornal do Brasil. Interview of Brazilian feminists.
ITEM 2"XIV Assembléia da C. Internacional de Mulheres." September 17, 1964.
Unsigned article. Discusses the 14th International Women's Conference.
ITEM 3"Proposta criação de Departamento da Mulher Trabalhadora." September 18, 1964.
Unsigned article. Discusses the creation of the Department of Working Women.
ITEM 4"Visita da Presidente da Comissão Interamericana de Mulheres." Undated.
Unsigned article. Published in O Globo. Article about Romy Medeiros da Fonseca in her position of President of Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil).
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(2 items)
ITEM 1A Constituição de 1988 e os Direitos da Mulher no Brasil. April 4, 1991.
Written by Romy Medeiros da Fonseca. Drafted at the XVI International Congress in Washington, D.C. in the United States. Topic of document: "Mulheres da Américas: Diálogo Hemisférico Nos Anos 90." Document outlines various women's rights.
ITEM 2Justiça Social e Aborto. May 2, 1982.
Written by Romy Medeiros da Fonseca. Drafted at the IX Brazilian National Bar Association Conference in Florianópolis, SC., Brazil. Discussion of Brazilian social issues, focusing on abortion.
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(6 items)
ITEM 1"Circulando entre mulheres." July 10, 1971.
Written by Beatriz Tovar. Published in O Mundo Português in Rio de Janeiro. Article commemorating members of the Velhos Jornalistas and dicussing female civic service from the point of view of the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil).
ITEM 2Interamerican Bar Association Certificate. November, 1957.
Awarded to Romy Medeiros da Fonseca to certify that she served as a delegate at the Tenth Interamerican Bar Association Conference in Buenos Aires, Republica Argentina.
ITEM 3Untitled article. June 12, 1971.
Unsigned article. Published in O Mundo Português. Article detailing various aspects of the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil).
ITEM 4"JB oferece almoço à missão hindu." Undated.
Unsigned article. Discusses a luncheon between the Jornal do Brasil and Hindu feminists.
ITEM 5"I Convenção Nacional de Mulheres." February 7, 1972.
Written by Leonor Amorim. Published in "Serviço Social" in O Globo. Critique of the First National Council of Women.
ITEM 6"A mulher e o trabalho." February 21, 1972.
Written by Leonar Amorim. Published in "Serviço Social" inO Globo. Discussion of women and their role in the workforce.
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(16 items)
ITEM 1"Mulheres querem prestar serviço militar em creche." March 31, 1971.
Unsigned article. Published in O Globo. Discussion of Brazilian Women's role in the military.
ITEM 2"Intercâmbio das mulheres de Portugal e do Brazil." Undated.
Unsigned article. Published in GP Social. Discussion of meeting between Brazilian and Portuguese women. Decisions made by the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil) to add a delegate from Portugal.
ITEM 3"Perde-se no vazio a voz das mulheres." October 26, 1972.
Unsigned article. Published in Folha de São Paulo in São Paulo. Article discussing difficulties encountered by the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (National Council of Women in Brazil) caused by lack of political and financial support.
ITEM 4"Romy Medeiros: Esta mulher luta pelos direitos humanos. Inclusive dos 'judeus russos.'" May, 1977.
Written by Rosete R. Rubin. Published in Research Judaica. Interview with Romy Medeiros da Fonseca, focusing on the Second Latin American Women's Conference.
ITEM 5"Mulheres em marcha pelo desenvolvimento." May 30, 1976.
Unsigned article. Published in "Mulher mais Mulher" in O Estado de São Paulo. Discussion of the development of the women's movement in Brazil.
ITEM 6"Movimento feminino entre as duas pátrias." February 16, 1974.
Unsigned article. Published in Portugal. Discussing of the women's movement in Brazil and Portugal.
ITEM 7"Romy Medeiros: Há vinte anos ela ajuda a mulher a ter maior partcipação na sociedade." January 2, 1978.
Written by Sheila Dunaevits. Article discussing Romy Medeiros da Fonseca's twenty-year career as a feminist activist.
ITEM 8Informativo CNMB. Year 10. Issue January and February 1974. January, 1974.
Published in Rio de Janeiro. Two pages of the newsletter containing information regarding the Conselho Nacional de Mulheres do Brasil (CNMB).
ITEM 9"A questão penal em Florianópolis." May 9, 1982.
Written by Miguel Reale Jr. Published in Folha de São Paulo in São Paulo. Article discussion the issue of abortion. Romy Medeiros da Fonseca advocates the decriminalization of abortion.
ITEM 10 "Romy." April 13, 1971.
Published in the Jornal do Commercio in Rio de Janeiro. Article discusses Romy Medeiros da Fonseca's politics and activism.
ITEM 11"Brasileira casa tarde para trabalhar mais." July 23, 1971.
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