Button from the Movimento Democratico De Mulheres, Portugal, meaning: Democratic Woman’s Movement. There is also a known white and red version of this button. Made in the (early) 80’s.
Democratic Women’s Movement (MDM) is a Portuguese non-governmental women’s association whose roots are found in ancient women’s movements, such as the League of Republican Women (1909-1919) or the National Council of Portuguese Women (1914-1947) and which arises from the women’s electoral commissions, created in 1968 within the Movement of Opposition to the Salazar regime, during the period of elections for deputies to the National Assembly. After the elections, the Commissions became, by unanimous decision of the women who composed them, the Democratic Women’s Movement M.D.M.