'Women Come Together: It's What Your Right Arm is For': Swansea Women's Liberation Group, c.1974-1984'

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Under the rallying call of ‘Women Come Together’, a Women’s Liberation Group was established in Swansea in 1974 and quickly made it presence felt in the city. Among its myriad campaigns, this diverse and determined group of women disseminated information about women’s health, insisted that the city council took steps to tackle domestic violence, challenged sexism in the media and advertising, protested against the citing of nuclear missiles in Britain and organised against government spending cuts to social services. This talk traces some key developments from its defiantly ‘DIY’ beginnings through, arguably, its crowning glory in the establishment of a dedicated Women’s Centre to its legacy manifested today in groups such as Swansea Feminist Network and the Feminist Society at Swansea University.
Period11 May 2022
Held atWest Glamorgan Archival Service, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational