Biographical Dictionary

Victoire Cappe, one of Cardijn’s earliest collaborators

One key component of our project will be to launch an online biographical dictionary recounting the lives of Jocist Women Leaders from every continent and every generation since the beginnings of the JOC in Belgium in 1912.

As a model, we are looking to the French Biographical Dictionary of the Worker and Social Movement, better known as “Maitron.”

Please write to us at if you have suggestions for people who should be included in this biographical dictionary.