Did you know?
In 1970 in Newfoundland and Labrador…
- A divorced woman was not entitled to any assets acquired in the family home during her marriage.
- A female teacher at Memorial University lost her permanent position when she got married.
- The minimum wage for a man was 25¢ higher than for a woman.
- Women were not eligible to sit on juries.
Yet by 1990, this had all changed…
The 70s and 80s were exciting times for the Women’s Movement in Newfoundland and Labrador. Women in this province achieved incredible advances in their rights in those 20 years. The goal of this website is to enhance understanding of the injustices that existed and how they were changed; to allow you to “meet” some of the women involved and celebrate their achievements; and to provide you with background information for further studies and projects on this important piece of history.
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