The Origins of Women Against Violence Against Women

Susan G. Cole, one of the founders of Women Against Violence against Women describes how, in 1978, the organization catapulted the issues of violence against women onto the public agenda.  Their plan was to bring attention to issues of violence against women by demonstrating publicly against the manifestation of this violence.  Susan describes the demonstrations they organized against a Snuff movie, against a concert trivializing abuse against women by the group, Battered Wives, against the rape of women in War, and against the objectification of women in a Harry Rosen shop window. 

With Susan G. Cole

Interviewed by Sue Colley

Thank you…

This project has been made possible in part by Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.