Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193, Box 24, item 49
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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.
Homemade plastic and metal badge with a blue background that reads 'Cat Lovers Against the Bomb'. The centre features a cartoon white cat.
Controversial nuclear weapons and nuclear power have long been subject to a global protest movement that spans both environmental and peace activism. The 1980s saw a revival of anti-nuclear protests in response to the renewed nuclear arms race. This period of the movement was marked by the use of humour to raise public support, seen in the playfulness of slogans such as ‘Cat Lovers Against the Bomb’ which dates to this time.