ZARAH: Women’s labour activism in Eastern Europe and transnationally, from the age of empires to the late 20th century

Copyright: Courtesy Metropolitan Szabó Ervin Library, Budapest

Demonstration against rent usury, Budapest, 1910

Militant tenants’ activism and activities of the labor movement fueled the Budapest rent-strike movement.

Courtesy Mary Quaile Club, Manchester

British female trade unionists touring the Soviet Union, Kislovodsk, 1925

Mary Quaile and Anne Loughlin would both become members of the International Committee of Trade Union Women of the International Federation of Trade Unions.

The Austrian social democratic journal Woman mobilizing “Against Fascism”, 1933

The struggle against fascism generated new coalitions amongst women of various political persuasions from the middle of the 1930s, with visible repercussions in women’s labor activism.

Regional Seminar on the situation of European working women, Budapest 1978

Daniela Kubatova presented the report of the World Federation of Trade Unions. The Women’s Committee of the Central Council of Hungarian Trade Unions played a key role in organizing the Seminar.

February, 2020 to January, 2025
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