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Take Root

  • TR
  • Corporate body
  • 1993 - 2000s

Take Root was a self-build group which existed from 1993 to the early 2000s. It was formed from staff from the Glasgow Women’s Library and aimed to provide women on low income, and in need of housing, the opportunity to build their own homes. It followed the work of Walter Seagal, the architect who pioneered easy-to-build, cheap houses with timber frames.

Stirling Women's Aid

  • ST
  • Corporate body
  • 1977 -

Stirling Women's Aid began at a meeting held on 26th January 1977 at the Cowane Centre by Central Region Women's Aid (CRWA) and Scottish Women's Aid. CRWA, which began in 1975, had already established groups in Clackmannanshire and Falkirk prior to seeking to form a group in Stirling to help with the demand for refuge accommodation in the area. By April 20th 1977, the twenty initial women involved in the group had opened their first refuge. Along with Clackmannanshire and Falkirk, the three groups wrote the Central Region Women's Aid newsletter together.

Spare Rib

  • Badges/PG/01
  • Corporate body
  • 1972 onwards

Second Wave Feminist Magazine

Shakti Women's Aid

  • SA
  • Corporate body
  • 1986 -

Shakti Women’s Aid is an organisation based in Edinburgh, working since 1986 to offer support, advocacy and information to all black / minority ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse from partners, husbands, and family members.

Seneca Women's Encampment for Peace & Justice

  • Badges/ANP/39
  • Corporate body
  • 1983 - 1994

The Seneca Women’s Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice has also been referred to as: the Encampment, the Women’s Encampment, the Women's Peace Camp, the Peace Camp, and the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice.[1] The camp took place mainly during the summer of 1983, from July 4 through Labor Day, concluding with a Labor Day Action honoring workers and highlighting the inflation and job loss that militarism brings. The Encampment continued through till 1994 when it "transitioned" into a "Women's Peace Land." Through its entire existence it continued to make the same principled philosophical connections between militarism, high rates of inflation, unemployment and global poverty, personal violence, addiction, abuse in all its forms and global environmental destruction. The Encampment continued as an active political presence in the Finger Lakes area for at least 5 more years, supporting anti-nuclear education and the connections between eco-feminism, non-violence, the need for civil disobedience and ideas of perma-culture, sustainability, etc.

Scottish Women's Convention, government funded organisation, 2003

  • Badges/WA/52
  • Corporate body
  • 2003-

The Scottish Women's Convention was set up by the Scottish Executive in 2003 in recognition of the need to ensure women's voices are reaching policy makers. The Scottish Women's Convention works to develop ways in which to ensure women in Scotland can influence the strategies and policies which affect them.

The Scottish Women's Convention is funded by the Scottish Government to communicate and consult with women in Scotland to influence public policy. Through our policy work, round table and celebratory events, the SWC strives to have contact with all women and relevant organisations in Scotland. The SWC provides an effective way of consulting with a diverse range of women and has a network of over 300,000 women including women in Business, Churches, Trades Unions and Voluntary Organisations.

Scottish Women's Aid

  • GB 1534/C295930
  • Corporate body
  • 1976-

Founded in 1976, Scottish Women's Aid was established to provide a national voice for regional Women's Aid groups around Scotland. The first women's aid groups were established in 1973, beginning in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as grassroots feminist organizations providing support and temporary housing for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Since the 1970s, many more women's aid groups have been founded and continue to operate throughout Scotland.

Scottish Conservation Society

  • GB 1534 KM
  • Corporate body
  • 1978[?]-present[?]

The Scottish Conservation Society (SCS) originally began as a regional (South West Scotland) branch of the UK Conservation Society (CS), but became an independent group under the name SCS when they found the CS unwilling to commit to a fully anti-nuclear stance. The SCS was initially created to campaign against the disposal of radioactive nuclear waste at Mullwharchar, South Ayrshire. In 1982 the campaign won, with plans by the nuclear industry being abandoned.

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