- 1970-1989 (Creation)
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1 file of photographs 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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Photographs and press cuttings, many of which have been commissioned by and/or featured in Outwrite Women’s Newspaper.
Includes images relating to Zimbabwean workers’ struggles (1983), Grenadian liberation from US and UK occupation, Indian women’s protests against gender-based violence and killing of [Nandita Gandhi], GABRIELA Filipina women’s activism, all-women protest against assassination of Benita Aquino in Manila (Oct 1983), demo in Grenada in protest at attempted assassination of Maurice Bishop (1980), LGBT+ protest, and more.
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Content note: References to femicide, domestic abuse, state violence, police brutality.
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Created Summer 2021