The determination of women and the great lengths they went to just to reach The Hague Congress was in itself an act of heroism, especially for those coming from warring nations
A century ago, the Women’s Congress met with the aim of revolutionising a ravaged political landscape.
The word Anzac is protected by law, but what will safeguard the truth of Gallipoli, as its commemoration is turned into a nationalist circus?
Politicians use the Gallipoli landings to justify wars, past and present. They also use them to conveniently define our national history. But this isn’t what the centenary should be about.
There’s no good reason to refuse to acknowledge historical facts to keep Turkey as an American ally. We can do two things at once.
Does the increasing presence of ‘women’s stories’ in tales of WW1 correct the imbalance of history or do they exist to provide a romantic glow to a hopeless catastrophe?