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Fall 1980


In May 1980, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invited twelve "experts on research and teaching related to women" to a special meeting in Paris. The experts were Julinda Abu Nasr, Director of the Institute of Women's Studies in the Arab World (Lebanon); Alya Baffoun, Center for Economic Study and Research (Tunisia); Teresita Barbieri, Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Social Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Uruguay); Lil Despradel, sociologist (Dominican Republic); Florence Howe, Professor of Humanities, State University of New York/College at Old Westbury (United States); Herta Kuhrig, Director of the Forschungsgruppe of Women under Socialism of the Academy of Knowledge of the DDR (German Democratic Republic); Margherita Rendel, Research Lecturer in Human Rights and Education, University of London (United Kingdom); Marie Angelique Savane, President of the Association of African Women for Research and Development (Senegal); Madhuri R. Shah, Vice-Chancellor of the S.N.D.T. Women's University in Bombay (India); Christiane Souriau, Secretary-General of the Center for the Study of Women, University of Provence (France); Zenebeworke Tadasse, Secretary-General of the Association of African Women for Research and Development (Ethiopia); and Mair Verthuy, Director of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University (Canada). Below, we reprint the document produced by this group of experts.



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