'The Body Most Active in Wales for Equal Opportunities': Wales Women's Rights Committee, 1974-1984

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


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. This talk explores 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
Period3 Feb 2022
Held atGlamorgan Archives , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational