- 1970-1989 (Creation)
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1 file of photographs, postcards, prints and press cuttings.
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Outwrite newspaper, produced by a collective of women throughout the 1980s, was dedicated to offering news by women, for women. Self-defined as an ‘internationalist feminist’ publication, the paper focused on ‘the development of feminism worldwide’ and an examination of women’s oppressions ‘in the context of imperialism, racism and class divisions.’
Liberation struggles across Latin America, southern Africa, Palestine, Bangladesh and India, as well as local campaigns including those of Southall Black Sisters, the Sari Squad and the King’s Cross Women’s Centre were regularly featured in Outwrite’s monthly reports. The transnational community Outwrite envisioned and embodied resonates powerfully with the social justice struggles of today.
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Postcards, photographs and press cuttings, some of which have been commissioned by and/or featured in Outwrite women’s newspaper.
These images document a wide range of women’s events and protests in the UK and internationally. Includes images relating to GABRIELA (re Filipina women’s struggles), Sisterwrite events, anti-arms and nuclear protests in Geneva and elsewhere, Nandita Gandhi and anti-domestic violence & feminicide protests in India, the Troubles, Gertrude Kandanga-Hilukilwa and Namibian freedom struggles, Eritrean liberation, the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, women at work in Korea, South Wales miners strikes, and much more.
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Content note: References to femicide, domestic abuse, state violence, police brutality.
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Created Summer 2021