|Brazilian first wave feminism and transnationalism|
|The political activities of women in Brazil since the end of the nineteenth century, were linked with English and North American women rights movements. Elite young Brazilian women living in Europe at the time of the emergence of first wave feminism, brought feminist ideas, mainly about universal suffrage, to Brazil. The trajectories of Nísia Floresta and Bertha Lutz are a case in
At the beginning of the twentieth century, important organizations and leagues were created for the struggle for the right to vote. The “Brazilian Federation for the Feminine Progress”, founded in 1922, organized an international event in this same year, at which Carrie Chapman, the North-American feminist leader, was present. After years of writing letters to the printing press and authorities, conceding interviews and dialoging with the Parliament, the Brazilian feminist movement achieved its goal, when, following the Wall street crash in 1929 and the collapse of the Brazilian coffee price, Getúlio Vargas took over political power after the “1930 Revolution” and installed universal suffrage in 1932.