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Rights of Women celebrates 40 years of campaigning and legal support

Rights of Women has celebrated its 40th anniversary. To celebrate four decades of campaigning on legal issues and helping women through the law, the charity has produced a commemorative booklet. It can be read or downloaded here.

The booklet reproduces the original memorandum recording that in 1975 a group of women legal workers felt that there was a need for some sort of organisation to help women find their way around the law. A conference was held and it was decided to work towards setting up a women's legal resource centre which would provide help and information on the law and legal services for individual women and for women's organisations. There was also a realisation of a need to campaign for a better deal for women as both consumers of, and workers in, the law.

Today Rights of Women has a team of women lawyers who deliver a range of services aimed at helping women through the law supported by over 40 volunteer women solicitors and barristers. RoW's specialist legal advice services and publications provide thousands of women with information about the law and their legal rights each year. The organisation also continue to campaign on key legal issues affecting women including family law and domestic violence, women's access to justice and the rights of vulnerable migrant women.

The commemorative booklet is here. If you would like to get involved with Rights of Women, you can find out how to do so here.