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FEMINIST MOVEMENT – SOCIALISM: Demokracija. Socialistična revija [Democracy. Socialist Magazine].



A complete set of rare Slovenian magazine on social issues, published between 1918 and 1919, was edited by a women’s rights activist, educator and politician Alojzija Štebi.

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Small 4°. 36 numbers in 11 volumes. Year I: Nr. 1-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-8, 19-22, 23-24. 310 pp., [1]. Year II: Nr. 1-3, 4-7, 8-12. 144 pp., all in original wrappers with printed titles and advertisements, unbound as originally published (Very Good, some wrappers with time tears, some pages slightly stained).


A complete series of the magazine Demokracija includes articles on social questions, such as schools, schooling system, hospitals, women’s rights, medical issues, including on the sexual diseases and prostitution, problems of nationalism, rights of minorities abroad etc. 

The magazine was founded and edited by Alojzija Štebi, a women’s rights activist. Štebi was a teacher, an early feminist and one of the first members of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. In 1923, Alojzija Štebi founded the Feminist Alliance of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (from 1926 Women’s Movements’ Alliance of Yugoslavia) with a goal to unite women in the newly formed state to advocate for equal pay, civil marriage, and protections for children, such as equal custody of children, and recognition of illegitimate offspring. She was well read and was travelling to international women’s conferences, such as the one in Rome and Washington. In 1925 she organised a march for right of women to vote in elections. 

Alojzija survived WWII in poor health. Her brother Anton Štebi was shot in 1942 by the Fascists for his political beliefs, and his wife, another famous feminist activist Cirila Pleško Štebi died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. After the war Alojzija worked for the Ministries for Work and Education. 

We could trace two examples outside Slovenian libraries (HCL Technical Services, Stanford University).  

References: OCLC 234321715.

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