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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Ojelia Uribe de Acosta

b. 1900, Oiba, Santander, Colombia; d. 1988, Bogotá

Ofelia Uribe de Acosta was a feminist who fought for the rights of married women. In 1930, she presented a paper at the 4th International Feminist Congress, held in Bogotá and organized by the International League of Iberian and Hispano-American Women. This legislative proposal opened the debate for married women’s economic status and independence which led to constitutional reform in 1936. In 1955, Uribe de Acosta founded a political newspaper Verdad (Truth) in support of women’s rights and in 1963 published the book Una voz insurgente (An Insurgent Voice).