The Women Who’ve Changed Uruguay’s History

Uruguay’s women’s history is being featured in Remezcla’s Herstory series and they’ve listed the 10 women who’ve changed the course of the country’s history. Not surprisingly, women weren’t recorded in Uruguay’s history books until the 1900s.

According to the article, women represented half of the personnel in their civil conflicts but were not given the credit they deserved. The contributions of Uruguay’s indigenous and black women have also been dismissed.

The women recognized in the 20th century fought for women’s rights, peaceful solutions to conflicts, and labor rights. Today, Uruguay is considered one of the most progressive countries in Latin America and it was the contributions of women that share responsibility for that change.

Read Remezcal’s list of the 10 women who’ve changed Uruguay’s course of history.



Part of Remezcla’s Herstory series