The event has been organised by LSE Library and the AHRC-funded Feminist International Law of Peace and Security project, in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
This event will be followed by a reception of tea and coffee in the LSE Library gallery space, with a chance to view the exhibition “The Sacred year 1919: women and the professions”. The Sacred Year 1919 marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. This act enabled women to enter most professions and professional bodies for the first time. This exhibition celebrates pioneering women who first entered male-dominated professions such as law, accountancy, the Church, the sciences and the arts. There were many obstacles and this exhibition shows how these women broke down barriers so that other women could follow.