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English definition of “women's movement”

women's movement

noun [S] uk   /ˈwɪm.ɪnzˌmuːv.mənt/ us  
those people whose social and political aims are to change women's position in society and increase knowledge about women's condition in society: The early 20th-century women's movement fought for the political emancipation of women.Activism and pressure groups
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