'Thursdays in Black' anti-rape and gender-based violence badge, c1980 to 1990

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Creator Union of Australian Women
Title 'Thursdays in Black' anti-rape and gender-based violence badge, c1980 to 1990
Open Access Status Other
Date 1980
Year available 2015
Series Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193
Type image/tiff
Original Format 1 badge, plastic and metal; 5 cm in diameter.
Source Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193, Box 24, item 15
Language eng
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
Abstract/Summary The Union of Australian Women was a national organisation, formed in 1950. Its aim was to work for the status and wellbeing of women across the world. It was involved in a wide variety of campaigns that concern women, and networked with other women's community and union groups on such issues. The national branch closed in 1995 and the Queensland branch disbanded in 1999.
Keyword Union of Australian Women -- History
Social movements
Acknowledgements Research compiled by Emily Brand.
Additional Notes A badge with a black background and silver lettering that states, 'Thursdays in Black: demanding a world without rape and violence'.

Thursdays in Black was an international anti-rape and violence campaign initiated by the World Council of Churches in the 1980s as a form of peaceful protest. It asked men and women to wear black each Thursday to raise awareness of violence against women, especially during times of war and conflict. The campaign has links to the Mothers of the Disappeared (Madres de la Plaza de Mayo) in the 1970s in Argentina, a movement where mothers of dissidents who had “disappeared” walked around Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires every Thursday to protest political violence.

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Created: Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 16:20:57 EST by Ms Dulcie Stewart on behalf of Fryer Library