Peace, Equality, and Prosperity
Valerie Pettis' 1975 logo for The United Nations Year of Women
The United Nations Decade for Women, which ran from 1975 to 1985, was a period dedicated to addressing issues that prevented the advancement of women. The decade formally consisted of three international meetings with the goal of bringing to attention injustices that women faced in education and healthcare, in the workplace, at home, and within wider society. These included pay inequality, gender-based violence and deep-rooted gender biases, whilst delegates from colonised countries further critiqued policies and rulings that favoured racism, colonialism, apartheid, and hegemonism.