Mocidade Portuguesa Feminina: Youth Groups for Women and Girls

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To further his vision of Portugal, Salazar advocated the creation of paramilitary organizations for training the young, mainly the Mocidade Portuguesa (Portuguese Youth), formed in 1936, and in 1937, Mocidade Portuguesa Feminina (Portuguese Youth Women). These groups were designed to shape the thinking of the populace in line with Salazar's vision of a Catholic, traditional, and heroic future.