The Transformations and Contradictions around Women's Roles during the 20th Century in Colombia

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The problem that will be investigated is the incidence of the economic and social changes of the 20th century in the transformation of women's roles in Colombia. In other words, the influence of the transition from a territorial order to a sectorial one, therefore, the consolidation of a new social system and its reflection in the typification of women.
The approach arises from the observation that the roles that are desired and expected to be performed socially by women, are opposed to those that they traditionally had to fulfill in the 19th century. This is the result of a social process that is still under construction, but that during the first decades of the 20th century became a contradictory and tortuous event for the social order. The research tries to identify the causes of this transformation and the contradictions that can be perceived in the female sphere as a reflection of the changes that were experienced in the country.
The objective of the research is to show, through biographical and historical information, the relevance and plausibility of the hypotheses, that is, the effective dependence or causal relationship between the new economic and social conditions that are beginning to consolidate in the first decades of the 20th century on the one hand, and the transformations and contradictions in the typification of women, on the other.
Effective start/end date10/1/1110/30/12

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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