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Betty Williams on women’s peace movement

Title
Betty Williams on women’s peace movement
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Aug 1976
Year of production
1976
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Duration
00:02:54
Description
Vivian White interviews Mrs Betty Williams about the women’s peace movement, which grew up in the wake of the deaths of the Maguire children in West Belfast. Williams denies being an organiser of the protest, saying it was just spontaneous, and stresses that the women’s target is all men of violence, not just the IRA. On being asked whether she is putting herself at personal risk, she replies that she is running a risk by just living in the community she lives in.
Contributors
Vivian White; Betty Williams
Keywords
Peace; Internal politics; Northern Ireland; Terrorism; Violence; IRA; Demonstrations; Women; Peacebuilding; Women for Peace; Betty Williams; Maguire family

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