“It was completely eye-opening to go over there and talk to women who were exactly the same as me, had the same problems and the same issues, same lives, it was just a different flag on the lamppost.”
Exploring the lives of ‘ordinary’ women during the ‘extraordinary normality’ of the times, this theme examines community action, peace building, the formation of women’s political parties, and women’s contributions to mainstream politics in Northern Ireland. Discover the vital contributions women made during this momentous period with archival materials providing extensive insights into the authentic experience of women during this time.
Hear women discuss caring for their families under extreme circumstances, with stress and mental health issues a frequent occurrence, and many expressing how their lives were changed forever. Discover how women collaborated and worked together, supported, and raised each other up, and found commonality during a divisive period.