Photocopy of a typewritten speech given by Jan Tyler at Brigham Young University in December 1977. It is eight pages long and was presented during Women's Awareness Week. Tyler reported on the International Women's Year and the conferences she had attended. The General Assembly of the United Nations established 1975 as the Year of the Woman, or the International Women's Year. Each country's representative would find ways to have their country participate. Tyler was asked to sit on a committee that would decide if the U.S. would participate, and ended with an answer in the affirmative. In 1973, Tyler was asked back to the State Department for a Foreign Policy Conference. This was the first time that women leaders of non-government organizations were included. In 1975, Tyler and Dr. Margaret Hoopes of BYU went to New York to a seminar by the American Association of University Women and the United Nations. Women from all over the world met together to identify barriers that still held women back and to problem-solve some solutions. Each woman addressed the others as 'Sisters'. Some of these women were allowed limited clearance into the UN. Their next conference was held in Mexico City, where 39 representatives from Utah attended. Tyler tells of how disappointed she was with the news coverage of the conference only the two disruptions were reported, leaving out all the good that was accomplished. The United States Congress established a National Commission and gave $5 million so all women could participate. Tyler chaired the Utah State Coordinating Committee. The next conference was held in Houston, from November 18th-21st, where a friendly atmosphere permeated all four days. The theme chosen for the Women's Year was 'Equality, Development, and Peace.' Tyler explained her support of this theme, as it coincided with her LDS views. She told of how there should be equality in earthly and spiritual things, and that only an equal marriage would be successful. She compared development to her belief in eternal progression, and that one of Christ's main teachings was of peace. In the end of her speech, Tyler dismisses the belief that the Equal Rights Movement or the Women's Movement will destroy marriage and the family. According to Tyler, it is because of these things that marriage and family will survive, since we can not survive on borrowed light or intelligence. She ended with the thought that we are all brothers and sisters, not just those of us who are members of the LDS faith. MSS OH 906: Cassette tape recording and typed transcripts recorded by Jan Tyler for the Women's History Archives at Brigham Young University. The conference consisted of several sessions including an opening ceremony, panels, workshops, an open discussion, and a closing session. The conference discussed many issues of interest and concern to women such as the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive health, social security, child abuse, child development, the arts and humanities, and teenage pregnancy.