Liviana Gazzetta

'In the fight'. The Protestant female organizations and women's movement in Italy between XIXth and XXth century

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This essay traces the partecipation of first Protestant organisations in feminist movement in Italy between XIXth and XXth century. After the birth of «Regno d'Italia», through wich the religious minorities gained rights' equality, some representatives of evangelical churches shared the campaigns for the kindergarten and the abolition of legal prostitution. In 1908 the valdesian Lidia Poet, first italian woman graduated in law, Amilda Pons and the associations «Unione cristiana delle giovani» and «Amiche della giovane» took part in first national convention of italian women, in wich the Protestant representatives voted - with radicals and socialists - a document for abolition of religious confessional teaching.


  • Protestant Christianism
  • Feminism
  • Social Activity
  • Confessional Teaching


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