The studies on women, gender and feminism are constituted in one of areas that have been consolidated in the last three decades. Its beginning refers to the resumption of feminist movement of the years 1960/70, with first generation of feminist researchers and scholars focused, not only for analysis of the subordination of women in society, but also for complaint of the androcentric vias in different disciplines and the visibilization of production made by and on women.
The advancement of production around the studies on women led to finding that "the problem was not in woman", establishing parameters for the perception of the relational dimension that produces and reproduces, socially, the differences and inequalities between the Gender, basis for the adoption of the analytical category of genre.
The Constitution of area of gender studies brings, since its genesis, two peculiar brands: a) The commitment to production of a knowledge that does not disallow the unwinding of reality of proposing strategies for its transformation; b) The adoption of an inter and multidisciplinary perspective that aggregates different 'looks' and various analytical, epistemological and methodological cutouts.
In this context, the creation of the graduate program in Interdisciplinary Studies on Women, Gender and Feminism, in 2006, reveals itself as an important initiative to consolidate this area of studies in the country, contributing to the formation of different Generations of graduate students from a broad spectrum of the feminist, academic and various public and private institutions.
It is a pioneer initiative of the NEIM (Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Women), which since 1983, brings together feminist researchers who worked in different departments of the Federal University of Bahia. The NEIM was constituted, from the outset, as an interdisciplinary and inseparable group of the community, participating in a multiplicity of fronts, in local, national and international scientific and feminist means, materializing the motto that drives it: the Articulation between feminist theory and praxis.