A general term referring to the whole matrix of problems brought about by the condition of inequality, injustice and subordination of women in contemporary societies. The ongoing struggle against discrimination (*) in these “patriarchal” societies has taken the form of feminism, which constitutes a step forward in the achievement of immediate redress and in the application of laws of equality, laws that did not exist prior to those protests and actions, or, if they did, were merely formal, without concrete application. N.H. maintains that the development of w.i. is indispensable to the process of society’s humanization. W.I. cannot be limited to the activities of organizations that are to a greater or lesser degree humanitarian, but should take on the character of action fronts (*),based on its own characteristics and with multiple connections to other anti-discrimination fronts.