Women’s Aid is turning 50
Women’s Aid is turning 50 this year and in honour of this important milestone we’ve delved deep into our vaults to transform art and posters from the beginning of the federation into an iconic range of merchandise.
For the first time, Women’s Aid is offering you the chance to bag a slice of feminist history and be a part of its future – proudly telling the world you reject violence against women and girls.
From tees to totes, these iconic products chart powerful Women’s Aid campaigns from the archives and embody the spirit of change.
So much needs to change before women are safe. You can be part of that change – every item you buy from the collection raises vital funds for Women’s Aid.
Everyone can make a difference – from wearing an iconic tee to do the school-run to proudly sipping your cuppa in a shiny new mug, you are raising vital awareness and helping us work towards a society where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.
The full Women’s Aid archive is held at the University of Leeds Special Collections and documents our history, from 1974 through to present day. The archive documents our development, our contribution to changes in the law and cultural shifts in attitudes towards domestic abuse. It consists of both analogue and digital records, including paper, photographic, textile, audio-visual, and born-digital records. Check it out here.