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The Seventies

1976

Squatting at 24 Pump Street

September 1976 – The Derry Women’s Action Group took over an empty building on Pump Street, as part of their ‘Operation Desperation’ to highlight lack of accommodation for battered wives, unmarried mothers, alcoholic women and homeless teenagers in Derry.

 

 

1978

Tenancy Legalised

November 1978 – Tenancy for the building was legalised, £50,000 was given for reconstruction and the group was then affiliated with the Women’s Aid Federation which was established in Northern Ireland in the same year.

Women Protest Outside Derry Courthouse

Women protest outside Derry courthouse about the removal of the women only waiting room.