Women’s Legal Landmarks Project

admin - 2nd May 2018

What are the key legal landmarks for women? What role did women and feminists play in bringing them about? What impact have they had lived experience of women? How might feminist legal history advance and transform legal scholarship?

The Women’s Legal Landmarks Project is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration involving over 80 feminist legal and history scholars identifying, researching and producing critical accounts of key legal ‘landmarks’ (events, cases and statutes) for women in the UK and Ireland. Each landmark marks an important stage or turning point in women’s engagement with law and law reform. Together they cover a range of topics, including the right to vote, sex discrimination, marital property, forced marriage, prostitution, rape, twitter abuse and the ordination of women bishops as well as the life stories of a number of women who were the first to undertake key legal roles and positions. The Project is led by Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty.

You can access their website here.

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