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The post war women's movement: a global perspective - 1945

In this episode, we are exploring the post-war women's movement from a global perspective, focusing on the years 1945 and beyond. The end of World War II marked a turning point for women's rights and activism, as women from all over the world banded together to demand equal treatment and opportunities.


We'll be discussing the key players and events that shaped the post-war women's movement, including the formation of national and international feminist organizations, the impact of decolonization, and the role of women in the workforce.


We'll also examine the challenges that women faced, including resistance from traditional societal norms, cultural and political barriers, and the struggle for reproductive rights.


Join us as we take a comprehensive look at the post-war women's movement, and how it has influenced the fight for gender equality in the decades since.


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