Our History Nottingham Women’s Centre can trace its beginnings to 1971, making it one of the oldest of its kind in the UK. We were established during the second wave of feminism in the seventies when the first ever National Women’s Liberation Conference brought together a number of disparate actions into an actual movement. The movement created a series of demands around free childcare; equal pay, education and job opportunities; free contraception and abortion rights; an end to discrimination against lesbians; and an end to male violence against women. More information about our history in contained within our book – Women’s Liberation and After in Nottingham – contact us for a copy or visit our library. Today, we work across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire offering a range of formal services to women with mental health needs, women offenders, women who are seeking asylum, facing extreme poverty, escaping abuse or women simply wanting to make a change in their lives. Our partner organisations, Juno Women’s Aid and Nottingham Sexual Violence Support Services, are also based in the building, making us a one-stop shop for women who need support and advice.
Our vision is a world where women take their rightful place in a just and fair society, free from inequality, violence and oppression.
To enable women in Nottinghamshire to reach their full potential, have their voices heard and overcome barriers to creating a better future for themselves and their children.