1975's UN rallying cry for ‘colonized and underdeveloped’ women of the world

8 March 2018

As the women’s liberation movement gathered pace across the world in the 1970s, the UN responded by designating 1975 the first ever International Women’s Year.

For this edition of our Podcast Classics series, in honour of International Women’s Day, we’re taking you back to that watershed moment which saw the first World Conference on Women take place in Mexico City.


Rise and Shine, by Audiobinger

China town, by Audiobinger

United Nations Audiovisual Library: 

UN Radio series ‘Half the World is Woman’ (1975)

Audio Credit:
Matt Wells, UN News
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