BOOK LAUNCH

Seventy Years of Struggle and Achievement: Life stories of ethnic minority women in Wales

EMWWAA's HLF funded book Seventy Years of Struggle and Achievement: Life stories of ethnic minority women in Wales was launched on November 20, 2021, at Butetown Community Centre, Cardiff and we had a re-launch at the Senedd Cymru on 30th March 2022.

The stories of women from Wales’ minority communities are seldom heard. This book, part of EMWWAA's HLF project, reveals how Black, Asian, and other ethnic minority women have built lives in Wales and made significant contributions to Welsh society. Our focus is on the life stories of ethnic minority women who were born or have settled in various parts of Wales since 1948. The women featured include some from long-settled often mixed families and others who have come from various parts of South and East Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Some arrived as migrant workers, others as refugees, students, or the wives of students. Their life experience is an important part of the history of multi-ethnic Wales and helps chart social changes since the 1950s. 

Individual stories testify both to struggle against the odds and to the remarkable contribution that minority women have made to many sectors of Welsh society.

Book Launch in Pictures

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