Women and Political Systems Worldwide

Women and Political Systems Worldwide


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Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives, 2nd edition


Oregon State University’s Open Educational Resources


Women Worldwide by Tracy Butts, Patti Duncan, Janet Lockhart, and Susan Shaw is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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In March 1964, two major events happened in the life of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl from Belo Horizonte: her country experienced a coup d’état that would lead to a twenty-one-year military dictatorship. She also started high school. Central State High School was no regular high school; it was the biggest hub for student activism in the country and the place where Dilma Rousseff would start her lifelong fight for democracy.

Women and Political Systems Worldwide