Maria Dimitriu-Castano to Elena Meissner, February 22, 1938

Maria Dimitriu-Castano to Elena Meissner, February 22, 1938

written by Maria Dimitriu-Castano, fl. 1930, in Constantin and Elena Meissner Family Collection, of Romania. National Archives (folder XI29, vol. 2, files 150 - 151) (Bucharest, Bucharest County) (22 February 1938) , 4 page(s)

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Description: Letter sent to Elena Meissner, leader of the Association for the Civil and Political Emancipation of Romanian Women (AECPFR), by Maria Dimitriu-Castano (president of the Constanța branch of AECPFR) on February 22, 1938. Two days before the letter was sent, on February 20, 1938, a new constitution incorporating corporatist principles was issued under the newly established monarchical dictatorship. Articles 61 and 63 stipulated that women over 30 had the right to vote for the Deputies Chamber (but not to be elected to the legislative body) and that the women over 40 could vote and be nominated to the Senate. These stipulations were, however, not to be put in practice at that point because the constitution also stated that the conditions and procedures of suffrage for both Senate and Deputies Chamber were to be further developed in a future electoral law. However, the ban on political protests, made any suffragist activity of protest against these constitutional provisions useless. In the letter, Castano informed Meissner that although they officially declared that AECPFR was not a political organization, many members quit AECPFR. She asked Meissner to talk to a minister, release a communiqué stating clearly that the Association was not a political group, and change the name of the Association into The Romanian Feminist Association. Keywords: Feminism, politics, Association for the Civil and Political Emancipation of Romanian Women
Field of Interest
Women and Social Movements
Author
Maria Dimitriu-Castano, fl. 1930
Collection
Women and Social Movements, Modern Empires Since 1820
Content Type
Letter
Duration
0 sec
Format
Text
Page Count
4
Subject
Women and Social Movements, History, Women and Social Reform, Women and Politics, Women and Rights, Rumania, Romênia, Association for the Civil and Political Emancipation of Romanian Women, Romania, Elena Meissner, 1867-1940, Social Reform and Political Activism, Political and Human Rights, Political Parties and Other Male Dominated Organizations, Social and Cultural Rights, Equal Rights for Women, Suffrage, Romanians, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Topic
Political Parties and Other Male Dominated Organizations, Social and Cultural Rights, Equal Rights for Women, Suffrage
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Rumania, Romênia

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