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The legacy of a woman silenced, Sister Eulària Anzizu

15 February, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City

Throughout history there have been characters who have been transcendental for certain themes, but who for one reason or another have ended up practically unknown to a large part of society. Among women the situation is even more common. One such case is that of a religious Catalan woman who lived from the end of the 19th century to the early 20th century and who despite having a street named … Read more…

Women at the Fabra i Coats factory: A lifetime spinning cotton

19 October, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City
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Four out of five workers at the Fabra i Coats yarn company were women. During the years when production was at its peak, the Sant Andreu factory employed as many as 1,200 people. To coincide with International Women’s Day 2015, the Women’s Council in the Sant Andreu district and the ex-employees organisation, Friends of Fabra i Coats, paid homage to the women who worked there by unveiling a plaque in … Read more…

A book profiling Barcelona’s women in the 18th century

14 April, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City
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Getting married, doing the housework, having children and looking after them. This was the life which awaited the majority of women at the start of the 18th century. It was difficult for them to be independent, because when they were young they depended on their father and only stopped doing so when they got married, only to be dependent on their husband thereafter. On paper, that was how day to … Read more…