The Little Entente of Women, Feminisms, Tensions, and Entanglements within the Interwar European Women’s Movement

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This article discusses some aspects of the interwar women’s movements and feminist activities in Eastern Europe and the Balkans in particular, taking as a starting point the creation of the regional feminist network called the Little Entente of Women LEW). It shows that—despite the idea of “global sisterhood”—women’s actions have always been conditioned by the agenda of male political elites. At the same time, the article highlights some entanglements of the feminist activities and initiatives that shattered the (fraternal) social contracts of nation states and, already before World War II, won certain aspects of citizenship rights for women throughout the region of Southeastern Europe.


The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History


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