The 7 Demands of the UK Women’s Liberation Movement

The 7 demands of the UK Second Wave Women’s Liberation Movement (from 1971 to the present…..!!)

(International Women’s Day 1971)


1 – Equal pay now


2 – Equal education and job opportunities


3 – Free contraception and abortion on demand


4 – Free 24hr nurseries


(National Women’s Liberation Conference, 1974 in Edinburgh, Scotland)


5 – Financial and legal independence


6 – An end to all discrimination against lesbians and a woman’s right to define her own sexuality (later, in 1978, Birmingham, it was agreed that this Demand should be made into two seperate points, with a right to a self-defined sexuality for all women being a preamble at the start of the list of Seven Demands)


(the last -so far- …National Women’s Liberation Conference, 1978)


7 – Freedom from intimidation by threat or use of violence or sexual coercion, regardless of marital status and an end to all laws, assumptions and institutions which perpetuate male dominance and men’s aggression towards women



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