70 Years of Struggle and Achievement: Life Stories of Ethnic Minority Women in Wales
EMWWAA is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded HLF funding for an 18-month project on-70 Years of Struggle and Achievement: Life Stories of Ethnic Minority Women in Wales.
The stories of women from Wales’ minority communities are seldom heard. This project reveals how 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. This oral history, collected in both audio and audio-visual forms and complemented by family photos, will form the basis for a book, DVD, website, and an archive. It will be made accessible to a wide audience via the Peoples’ Collection. The women featured include both some from long-settled often mixed families and women 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.