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Eva Perón and the Women's Vote: Credit Where It's Due?

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Jill Hedges (Oxford Analytica) - 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of female suffrage in Argentina. Although Eva Perón has often been credited with being the driving force behind the granting of women's suffrage in 1947, in fact it was the culmination of a long struggle by women’s rights lobbyists. However, Evita’s role in organising and using the women's vote, and in giving women a political model, was crucial at the time and perhaps also had longer-term effects.

Jill Hedges is Deputy Director of Analysis at Oxford Analytica, where she has been Senior Analyst for Latin America since 2001. Previously she was editorial manager of business information service Esmerk Argentina and a member of Amnesty International's Americas Research Department. She holds a PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool, and her books Argentina: A Modern History and Evita: The Life of Eva Perón, were published by I B Tauris in 2011 and 2016, respectively.

This event will be introduced and chaired by Professor Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at UCL Institute of the Americas.

Attendance to this event is free of charge but registration is required. IMPORTANT NOTE ON ACCESS TO 51 GORDON SQUARE: in order to ensure a smooth delivery of the lecture and for ease of logistics, access to the building may be restricted after the start of the event. We will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals within reason, but an early arrival is recommended to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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