Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights

Fri 24 Apr – Sun 23 Aug 2020
A protest banner which reads 'Hate is your weapon. Courage is ours.' Designed by Shakila Taranum Maan and kindly loaned by Southall Black Sisters
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The fight for women’s rights is unfinished business

From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, this new exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK today has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights.

Be inspired by those who paved the way – from Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to study law at Oxford University, to Hope Powell, the first British woman to gain the highest European football coaching licence. Meet lesser-known Suffragettes such as Sophia Duleep Singh and challengers of recent years such as the No More Page 3 campaign.

Take to the keyboard and the streets by exploring the work of contemporary activist groups working online and offline today. Get to grips with the causes they fight for, from ending period poverty and securing abortion rights to telling the stories of women and non-binary people of colour.

Marvel at the ingenuity, creativity and tenacity that fuels protest art. Organisations as diverse as direct action group Sisters Uncut, human rights advocates Southall Black Sisters, and the Women’s Liberation Movement showcase their interpretations on protest fashion and banners.  Feel the emotion displayed by artists such as Khadija Saye and Jo Spence.  

Recognising that inequality is unequally distributed depending on a myriad of different social constructs, the exhibition explores how formative experiences such as education, gender identity and sexuality have been controlled and manipulated in different ways for different groups. This exhibition celebrates those who have overcome these barriers.

Join the live debate and add your voice to the many fighting for a fairer world for everyone.

Generously supported by Joanna and Graham Barker

This exhibition includes some items relating to the body, sexual and domestic violence, abortion, sex work and enslavement. 

Image: Designed by Shakila Taranum Maan and kindly loaned by Southall Black Sisters

Includes some items relating to the body, sexual and domestic violence, abortion, sex work and enslavement.

Details

Name: Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights
Where: PACCAR 1
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £15.00
Student: £7.50
Registered Unemployed: £7.50
Disabled: £7.50
National Art Pass Senior: £7.00
Young Person (18-25): £7.50
Senior (60+): £14.00
Child (12-17): £7.50
Child (0-11) : £0.00
National Art Pass: £7.50

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