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The CUT's Struggle for Gender Equality: The Campaign for Equality of Opportunities in Life, in Work and in the Labor Movement


  • Maria Luiza da Costa Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT)



This article looks at the National Secretariat of Working Women of CUT Brazil (SNMT/CUT) and its campaign for ‘equality of opportunities in life, in work and in the labour movement’. The article discusses the central issues and context in which the campaign was launched, some significant moments in the history of SNMT/CUT and the general situation of women in Brazil today. Women are responsible for housework and care activities, and the sexual division of labour establishes hierarchies that discriminate against women. This all contributed to the campaign’s strategies to build equality between women and men. In this journey there were victories, but also challenges.