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Labour Women for Ireland

Labour Women for Ireland

Labour Women for Ireland was a feminist, anti-imperialist group, set up c.1984 to be an autonomous women’s branch of the Labour Committee on Ireland. Their party priorities included promoting British withdrawal from Ireland, defending the right for Sinn Fein feminists to speak in London, ending sexual harassment of women in Armagh prison, and reproductive rights for women in Ireland.

This archive was kindly donated by political activist Di Parkin, who was a member of the Labour Party Young Socialists, and the International Socialists and Workers’ Socialist League in the 1960s. It contains several newsletters and updates about party meetings and activities, including support for Divis Flats Residents Association, organising a delegation of Relatives of women who have been strip-searched, and Bloody Sunday demonstrations.

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