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Women’s Rights: Experience of Statement and Decision at the All-Russian Women’s Congresses at the Beginning of the 20th Century

ФИО студента: Evgeniya Shevchenko

Руководитель: Anastasija S. Tumanova

Кампус/факультет: Faculty of Law

Программа: Legal History, Theory and Philosophy of Law (Master)

Год защиты: 2020

This study addresses issues related to women and women's meetings in 1910s. The purpose of the dissertation research was to study the problems of women's rights at the All-Russian women's congresses at the beginning of the 20th century. Based on a study of the materials, general characteristics of women's All-Russian congresses were obtained. An analysis of the sources made it possible to single out the range of issues considered at the All-Russian Women's Congress, as well as to reveal differences in views on the possible prospects for joint work and the possible existence of individual women's organizations. During the study, a wide range of public opinions on the state of prostitution in Russia was presented as well as the ways to combat it. Also, problems that accompany primary, secondary and higher female education were identified. Also, the authors considers proposals to combat prostitution and identify the views of participants. The author of the study aims at finding reflection in the materials of all three congresses, which in many respects laid the development vector, and in some moments remain relevant to this day. Holding these congresses testifies to the degree of maturity of the Russian women's movement, many of whose representatives would participate in the mass women's movement.

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