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Interview with Violeta Delgado

By Global Feminisms Project

Abstract

The Global Feminisms Project (http://www.umich.edu/~glblfem/en/index.html) is a collaborative international oral history project that examines the history of feminist activism, women's movements, and academic women's studies in sites around the world. The current archive includes interviews with women's movement activists and women's studies scholars in China, India, Nicaragua, Poland, and the United States. We are currently working on adding interviews from Brazil and Russia. The Project is based in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at UM, which is also the home for the U.S. site research team. Our international collaborators include: - Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem - UFF (the Laboratory of Oral History and Images at the Federal Fluminense University in Rio de Janeiro) and Núcleo de História, Memória e Documento - NUMEM (the Center for History, Memory, and Documentation at the Federal State University in Rio de Janeiro), BRAZIL - China Women's University in Beijing, CHINA - SPARROW, Sound and Picture Archives for Research on Women in Mumbai, INDIA - Movimiento Autónomo de Mujeres de Nicaragua (Autonomous Women's Movement), NICARAGUA - Fundacja Kobiet eFKa (Women's Foundation eFKa) in Krakow, POLANDVioleta Delgado was born in the small town of Diriomo, Granada in 1969. She was the second of four children born to a Nicaraguan father and Honduran mother. She participated in the National Literacy Campaign in 1980 when she was just 11 years old. The campaign kicked off a lifetime of political participation and activism. After studying math in college, she became involved in a campaign to end domestic violence. She has done consulting, run for the National Assembly, and now works with CINCO - an organization that researches the media's role in society and politics. In 2005, Delgado was part of the group of 1000 Peacewomen that was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Topics: Global, Feminism, Feminists, Intersectionality, Cross-cultural, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Feminists
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:deepblue.lib.umich.edu:2027.42/108132

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