Bolivian National Revolution: Bolivian Women Without Revolution

Estelí Puente Beccar


The 1952 National Revolution drew a line that divided Bolivian history in two. In this article I analyze the effects that the Revolution had on the lives of women with respect to the changes in legislation during the MNR government, from 1952 to 1964, and the sociocultural transformations that arose mainly from the political activism of women and their relationship with the processes of State transformation. Despite the fact that I start from the fact that the Revolution was a turning point for the history of the country and that fundamental changes for Bolivian society arose from it, I maintain that, in the case of women, the Revolution did not determine great conquests, neither in the legal field nor in the political field.


Bolivia; feminism; Latin American history; National Revolution; women



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