Women Against Imperialism was a small group of Republican and anti-imperialist left-wing women based in Belfast and Derry, formed in 1978 and dissolved in early 1981. In contrast with other contemporary feminist groups, they prioritised “feminist issues in the anti-imperialist Struggle”, arguing that addressing broader feminist issues must be a secondary priority, leading to some tension with other feminists. They were prominent in the campaign to highlight the treatment of women prisoners in Armagh jail. (See Loughran, C., 1986. Armagh and Feminist Strategy: Campaigns around Republican Women Prisoners in Armagh Jail. Feminist Review, (23), pp.59-79.)
WAI published a journal called Saorbhean: Free Woman.
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|Saorbhean: Free Woman||1978–1980||Women Against Imperialism|