Rights of Women

ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Rights of Women was established in 1975 by a group of female legal workers. The organisation was a direct response to the fifth demand of the Women’s Liberation Movement for legal and financial independence for women. The founders were also keen to expose the bias against women in family law and the social security system. The organisation set up a free legal advice line for women and created a national network of feminist lawyers and activists to push for change. Campaigns focused on legal changes needed to protect women from violence and discrimination.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Correspondence, fundraising material, leaflets and information regarding the Rights of Women legal advice group, [c.1993]