Women's International Democratic Federation

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Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) is an international organization working for women's rights. WIDF was founded in Paris in 1945.[1][2] The secretariat of WIDF is based in São Paulo, Brazil.[3]

During the Cold War years, it was described as Communist-leaning[4] and pro-Soviet.[5][6][7]

International Day for Protection of Children, observed in many countries as Children's Day on June 1 since 1950, is said to have been established by the Federation on its November 1949 congress in Moscow.[8]

Philippine Congresswoman Liza Maza is the regional coordinator of WIDF in Asia.[9]

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  1. ^ Peter Duignan; Lewis H. Gann (1996). The rebirth of the West: the Americanization of the democratic world, 1945-1958. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 306. ISBN 978-0-8476-8198-3. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (1 June 1997). Eternal vigilance?: 50 years of the CIA. Frank Cass. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-0-7146-4807-1. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Women's International Democratic Federation. Contato
  4. ^ Kate Weigand (7 October 2002). Red Feminism: American Communism and the Making of Women's Liberation. JHU Press. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-8018-7111-5. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Peter Duignan; Lewis H. Gann (1994). Communism in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Reappraisal. Hoover Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-8179-3712-6. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Gerald J. Bender; James S. Coleman; Richard L. Sklar (25 September 1985). African Crisis Areas and U.S. Foreign Policy. University of California Press. p. 294. ISBN 978-0-520-05628-2. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Robyn Rowland (1984). Women who do and women who don't join the women's movement. Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-7102-0296-3. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Children's Day
  9. ^ Women's International Democratic Federation. Comitê de Direção FDIM – 2007 – 2011

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