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Zero Tolerance

  • GB 1534/ZT
  • Corporate body
  • 1992- present

Zero Tolerance is a charity working to tackle the causes of men's violence against women.

World Information Service on Energy (WISE)

  • GB 1534
  • Corporate body
  • 1978-present

The World Information Service on Energy (WISE) is an anti-nuclear group, providing information and networking for citizens and organisations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues. They advocate the implementation of safe, sustainable solutions such as energy efficiency and, renewable energy.

Women's Voluntary Service

  • GB 1534
  • Corporate body
  • 1938-present

The Women's Voluntary Services, known since 2013 as the Royal Voluntary Service, was founded in 1938 as an organisation to recruit women into the Air Raid Precautions services to help in the event of war. Today it acts as a voluntary organisation, giving practical help particularly to older people in need throughout Britain. The service has been an independent registered charity since 1992.

Women's Church Resource Group

  • GB 1543
  • Corporate body
  • 1989-1996

Following the end of the United Nations decade on women in 1985, a working party exploring the position of women in church was set up in Scotland. On 19 March 1988 an open meeting was held at which Sister Mary Kilpatrick, Secretary Justice and Peace Commission and Mary Shanahan, a Roman Catholic and experienced educational worker, spoke. A year later in 1989, with financial support from the Falkland Community Trust, the Women's Church Resource Group's centre was launched at 15d Hill Street, Glasgow. Co-ordinated by Mary Shanahan and supported by a group of about thirty women, including Pat MacEachan, Honor Hania, Betty Campbell, Kathie Walsh and Barnie Pugh, the WCRG's aim was to support and develop the understanding of the role of women in church and society.
On 16 May, 1996 the last steering group meeting was held and two years later the papers, books and resources of the group were donated to Glasgow Women's Library.

Women's Aid Federation of England

  • Corporate body
  • 1974 -

The National Women’s Aid Federation was founded in 1974 in order to bring together the nearly 40 refuge services operating around England at this time. It is the first national coordinating body for Women’s Aid and was set up with the goal of campaigning for changes to law and policies, and improving services for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Women Live Scotland

  • GB 1543
  • Corporate body
  • 1981- 1987

Women Live was started in Edinburgh in the autumn of 1981 inspired by the work of Women in Entertainment, which was based in London. The aim of Women Live was to encourage women’s work in the arts and media in Scotland and to explore and campaign around issues such as stereotyping and distortion of women’s experience in the media and the status of women in society at large.
The 1982 festival was their first event. It was financed by the Scottish Arts Council and through sponsorship and membership fees of the initial 100 women who joined Women Live. It was a great success, with nearly three shows per day at the Netherbow Theatre (the centre of the festival) for the whole of the festival, along with other exhibitions and events. The following year in 1983, the festival was equally successful with shows all over Edinburgh. Women Live also participated in the Women's Health Fair in 1983 which coincided with the last weekend of the Women Live festival. Throughout this time regular meetings and events took place, with newsletters keeping members informed of the group’s activities. Due to lack of funding a festival was not planned for 1984. However, there were several events throughout the year. In 1985, thanks to Edinburgh District Council, Women Live were able to stage another festival known as the Spring Fling. This festival was not as long, just over a week, and was also mostly based at the Pleasance theatre as opposed to various venues.

Women in Profile | 1987-1991 | Glasgow

  • GB 1534 WIP
  • Corporate body
  • 1987-1991

Women in Profile was set up in 1987 upon the announcement that Glasgow would hold the European City of Culture status in 1990. It consisted of community artists, grass-roots activists, academics and broad based arts practitioners who wanted to ensure that women's achievements in the arts were represented during this celebration, and not solely the achievements of men. Collectively they ran a season of events, workshops, exhibitions, projects and other activities before and during the year 1990. One of their largest projects was the creation of Castlemilk Womanhouse. The Womanhouse opened during the Summer of 1990 when a group of artists, led by three graduates of the Glasgow School of Art, gained access to a four storey council tenement building in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow. The aim with this project was to free up the space for female artists and local women and children by running arts workshops, creating installations and exhibiting art. Over the course of their existence Women in Profile gathered materials relating to its activities and, after consultation with the local community and women's groups across the City of Glasgow, opened Glasgow Women's Library in September 1991.

Welbeck Women's Action Group

  • Badges/WA/34
  • Corporate body
  • 1984-1985

'Notts Women Strike Back' originally made as a fund raising video for Welbeck Women's Action Group. Shows the work of one of the women's action groups formed at the start of the recent coal dispute to support the minority of striking miners in Nottingham.

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