It was most prevalent in economically and culturally advanced regions, in which there were greater numbers of working women.
In Serbia and Montenegro, women contributed much to the war effort and “made sacrifices in fighting the aggressor.” They endangered their lives for the cause.
In the South Slav countries that were part of Austria-Hungary, women played a huge role in resistance efforts.
They resisted the unjust wars and fought for a common South Slav state.
The role of the woman in Yugoslavia changed significantly throughout the twentieth century.
Women sought better positions within economic, political, and social realms than they had occupied in the nineteenth century.
Were they successful in their struggles for gender equality or was the status quo maintained?A chronology tracing the position of women throughout the different stages of twentieth-century Yugoslav history is presented below: Within the countries that would become a unified Yugoslavia in 1918, the movement for women’s emancipation began at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.The need for male soldiers during World War One provided many job vacancies that women filled.Women thus assumed a substantial role within national economies during the war.It was not obvious, however, that women would maintain this new economic position once men returned from the war-front.Women also participated in the political realm during World War One.