African National Congress, 'Struggle for Liberation' anti-Apartheid badge, c1960 to 1994

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Creator Union of Australian Women
Title African National Congress, 'Struggle for Liberation' anti-Apartheid badge, c1960 to 1994
Open Access Status Other
Date 1960-01-01
Year available 2015
Contributor African National Congress
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, 7
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
Apartheid -- South Africa
Anti-apartheid movements -- Australia -- History
African National Congress
Social movements
Acknowledgements Research compiled by Emily Brand.
Additional Notes A handmade badge featuring an image of an African woman breaking free of chains and holding a spear beneath the icon of the African National Congress, consisting of a wheel imposed on a shield. White background with black image and text that reads 'A.N.C.: Struggle for Liberation'.

Apartheid, an Afrikaans word meaning 'the state of being apart', was a system of racial segregation and oppression that was enforced in South Africa between 1948 and 1994. The Apartheid era was characterised by significant internal resistance, popular uprising, and violence. The African National Congress (ANC) is a South African political party that, during Apartheid, was concerned with liberation. Consequently, the party was outlawed and persecuted by the white Government. Significant arms of the ANC included Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing, and the women’s wing, known as the ANC Women’s League, which is still active today. The anti-Apartheid movement in Australia gained traction following large public protests to the South African rugby tours of the 1970s, and later manifested in economic, political and sporting bans and boycotts.

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