• Bread and Roses, Leeds
• Manchester Women’s Paper
• Red Herring, Edinburgh
• Women and Education, Manchester
• Women’s Information and Newsletter Service: WINS News:
• The Women’s Liberation Movement National Information Service , became Women’s Information, Referral and Enquiry Service (WIRES), Leeds
• Women’s Research and Resource Centre Newsletter, London
• Women Together, Harrow Weald
• January, Bradford refuge opens
• Bradford: Marxist/feminist reading group begins.
• Other Bradford groups: women’s health; Bradford Union of Students, Women’s Action Group (BUSWAG); Bradford Women’s Action Group.
• General Will (gay/lesbian and left theatre group) begins presenting plays. The women in that group presented many plays at conferences and events, such as ‘LesBeFriends’ and ‘All Het Up’.
• Leeds WL groups: Women’s Health, Women’s Aid, Non Sexist Kids Books Collective, Leeds Women’s Press, WWCC group, NAC local campaigns group, Bread and Roses Collective, Polytechnic women’s group, Radical lesbian group, Rambling (walking) group.
• Rally in Leeds against James White’s Abortion Amendment.
• WIRES: set up at the Manchester Women’s Liberation Conference, it opens its office in Leeds to give advice and help and to publish a fortnightly newsletter.
• Red Ladder Theatre collective moves to Leeds.
• Peter Sutcliffe (The ‘ Yorkshire Ripper’) begins to kill women in the area. The murders continue until 1980. The police only begin a full out investigation after Sutcliffe begins to murder ‘respectable’ women (i.e. not prostitutes) in the late 1970s. Sutcliffe is finally arrested in January 1981 and is tried and convicted in the summer of 1981.
External sites cited on these pages:
~ Abortion Rights
~ Bradford Women’s Aid
~ Child Benefits
~ Equal Pay Act of 1970
~ James White abortion amendment
~ Hoggart, Leslie (nd) Feminist Principles meet Political Reality: the case of the National Abortion Campaign, from ProChoice Forum
~ Pizzey, Erin (1982) Prone to Violence, digital version of complete book
~ Red Ladder Theatre
~ Northern Irish Women’s Aid
~ Sutcliffe, Peter – Comprehensive overview of the case from the BBC
~ Scottish Women’s Aid
~ Sex Discrimination Act 1975, from the Women’s Equality Unit
~ Welsh Women’s Aid
~ Women’s Aid Federation(England)
~ United Nations International Year of Women from United Nations’ Womenwatch
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