1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Social movements--Brazil.

  1. Romy Medeiros da Fonseca papers, 1949-2007

    Approximately 5,000 items ; 67 containers ; 203 linear feet. -- Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Romy Medeiros da Fonseca Biography: Distinguished lawyer and feminist from Rio de Janeiro, Romy Medeiros da Fonseca (RMF) was the main agent behind various movements that fought for women’s rights in Brazil. She was the co-author of the New Statue of the Married Woman in 1962, the intellectual author of the 1977 law allowing couples to divorce, and fought for the rights of women’s rights to enlist in the military. RMF became an active agent for individual’s rights during Brazil’s political process that began in 1964 with the dictatorial government until the country’s political transition during the 1980’s. She was a member of the United Nations council on issues related to women’s rights as well as family planning.