Amrit Wilson

Amrit Wilson

Biography

Amrit Wilson is a writer and activist on issues of race and gender in Britain and South Asian politics. She was one of the founder members of Awaz a Asian women’s collective campaigned against the notorious ‘virginity tests’; supported South Asian women’s workplace struggles at Grunwicks and Futters, for example; and set up the first refuge run by and for Asian women in London. She also was an active member of OWAAD. Currently, she is chair of Imkaan, a Black, Asian, refugee and minority ethnic (BMER) national network of refuges and services for women facing violence. Her books include Finding a Voice: Asian Women in Britain (London: Virago, 1978) which won the Martin Luther King Award and explored South Asian women’s struggles in Britain for the first time, and Dreams Questions Struggles: South Asian Women in Britain (London: Pluto Press, 2006).

Listen to Amrit Wilson discussing the Grunwick Strike and interviewing women for Finding a Voice.

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