One of history’s longest and most famous feminist protests traces its origins back to August 1981 when a young mother from rural Wales, Ann Pettit, set in train a movement that would change the face of history.
With three other women determined to challenge government policy and the post war status quo, she set out to march to the US airbase at Greenham Common given over to the US military. The Women for Life on Earth march left Cardiff on 27th August to protest against the decision of the British government to site 96 cruise missiles there. They arrived at Greenham Common on 5th September.
This kicked off a 19-year peace protest against nuclear weapons: the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp aimed to stop nuclear weapons ever being launched from British soil.
This colourful mask is inspired by a collage peace sign erected next to the control tower at the base.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says face masks should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
It is essential that wearers of cloth face masks still observe social distancing and wash their hands regularly, and cloth masks cannot guarantee protection for the wearer.
Please note: this is NOT a medical grade surgical or N95 face mask, so purchase of this mask will not reduce the supply of medical masks which should be prioritised for health workers.
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