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Union of Italian Women Immigrants

    The Union of Italian Women Immigrants collection is part of the Gabrielle Duchêne private fonds. Gabrielle Duchêne was born on February 26, 1870, in Paris (XVIth arrondissement) and died on August 3, 1954, in Zürich (Switzerland). She was the founder of the French Office for Women’s Homework (1913). During the First World War, she founded the Inter-union Com-mittee against the Exploitation of Women, of which she was assistant secretary. She was president of the French section of the International Women’s Committee for Permanent Peace, founded in 1915, and secretary of the French section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She also served as Secretary of the World Committee for the Fight against War and Fascism.

    Original source name : Union des femmes italiennes immigrées
    English translation : Union of Italian Women Immigrants
    Creator : Organisations
    Document- type 2 : personal
    Reference number : F/DELTA/RES/0255 Collection Identifier: FR_920509801_LC_Archives_AP_Duchene_Gabrielle
    Language(s) : French
    Geographical coverage : France, Italy
    Time range : 20thc.
    Year(s) : 1936-1939
    Theme 2 : philanthropy
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Publication(s) : Emmanuelle Carle, “Gabrielle Duchêne et la recherche d’une autre route : entre le pacifisme fé-ministe et l’antifascisme,” PhD thesis, History Department, McGill University, Montreal, 2005. []
    Archive name : La Contemporaine
    Archive name (English) : Contemporary Worlds Library
    Archive address : La contemporaine - 184 cours Nicole Dreyfus - 92000 Nanterre 
    City : Nanterre
    Country : France
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