Vergara, Marta (1898–1948)

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Vergara, Marta (1898–1948)

Marta Vergara (b. 1898; d. after 1948), leader of the Chilean women's movement, founding member of the Comité Pro Derecho de las Mujeres (1933) and, with other members of the Asociación de Mujeres Universitarias, of the Movimiento Pro Emancipación de la Mujer Chilena (MEMCH) (1935). Vergara edited the MEMCH journal, La Mujer Nueva. Her political sympathies were with the Chilean left and the Chilean Communist Party, though she was not a party member. Vergara lived and traveled abroad much of her life and was connected to the international diplomatic and intellectual communities. From 1941 to 1948, she lived in Washington, D.C., where she served as Chilean representative to the Inter-American Commission of Women.

See alsoFeminism and Feminist Organizations .


Marta Vergara, Memorias de una mujer irreverente (1961).

Additional Bibliography

Lavrin, Asunción. Women, Feminism, and Social Change in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, 1890–1940. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995.

                            Corinne Antezana-Pernet

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