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IIAS Newsletter 48 Summer 2008

In the 1940s and 1950s, women from Central Luzon in the Philippines and in North Vietnam responded overwhelmingly to the call of revolution by leaders of the Huk movement and the Viet Minh. Many abandoned traditional roles in Philippine and Vietnamese society to participate in their armed revolutionary struggle. The presence and participation of these women overturned many of the usual conventions in running a political and revolutionary organisation.