UMAR (women's organization)

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UMAR – Alternative and Answer Women's Union
UMAR – União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta
AbbreviationUMAR
FormationSeptember 12, 1976; 43 years ago (1976-09-12)
TypeNon-governmental organization
PurposeActivism for women's rights
HeadquartersLisbon
Official language
Portuguese
Websiteumarfeminismos.org
Formerly called
  • Antifascist and Revolutionary Women's Union (1976-1989)
  • Movement for the Emancipation of the Portuguese Women (1989-1999)

UMAR, an acronym which stands for Alternative and Answer Women's Union in Portuguese (União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta), is a Portuguese women's rights organization founded in 1976.

From 1976 to 1989, the acronym originally stood for Antifascist and Revolutionary Women's Union (União de Mulheres Antifascistas e Revolucionárias). In 1989, the organization changed its name to Movement for the Social Emancipation of the Portuguese Women (Movimento para a Emancipação Social das Mulheres Portuguesas) and again, in 1999, to the name it currently holds.

The organization was founded by members of the far-left party People's Democratic Union (nowadays part of the Left Bloc), but was always completely autonomous from the party.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Almeida, São José (12 September 2016). "A conquista dos direitos das mulheres nunca é definitiva". Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Quem Somos". UMAR. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2018.