Framing Working Women’s Rights Internationally: Contributions of the IFTU Women’s International

  • Susan ZimmermannEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements book series (PSHSM)


This chapter discusses the politics of the IFTU Women’s International (1924–1945) with regard to women’s right to work, women’s wages and working women’s trade union organising. Situating this history within the international politics of women’s work pursued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other women’s organisations, the chapter serves to engender the new historiographies of internationalism and to de-marginalise the history of women’s politics pursued within the masculinist world of trade unionism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central European UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Central European UniversityViennaAustria

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