‘The Body Most Active in Wales for Equal Opportunities’: Wales Women’s Rights Committee, 1974-1984′ by Dr Rachel Lock-Lewis

'The Body Most Active in Wales for Equal Opportunities': Wales Women's Rights Committee, 1974-1984' by Dr Rachel Lock-Lewis

6:00 pm-7:30 pm | 03/03/2022

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Formed in 1974 by a group of women who had met at a conference, the stated aim of Wales Women’s Rights Committee was to ‘highlight, initiate and take action on issues which affect the rights of women’.  The organisation acted as a pressure group and as a source of information on a range of feminist causes including employment rights, reproductive rights, access to public services, and violence against women and was the precursor to the UN-accredited Wales Assembly of Women.

In this talk, Dr Rachel Lock-Lewis will explore the formation, growth and achievements of this hitherto under-celebrated campaigning group which in 1979 was described by a representative of the Equal Opportunities Commission as ‘the body most active in Wales for equal opportunities’.

Dr Rachel Lock-Lewis is Senior Lecturer in History at University of South Wales and Co-director of USW’s Centre for Gender Studies in Wales.

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