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Edinburgh Women's Aid

  • EN
  • Corporate body
  • 1973 -

Edinburgh Women's Aid was established in 1973 and was the first Women's Aid group in Scotland.

Edinburgh Women's Centre

  • GB 1534 EWC
  • Corporate body
  • 1974 - 1984

Edinburgh Women's Centre was in operation from 1973 to 1984, providing information and services for women within the Lothian area.

Engender, Feminist Organisation, 1990-

  • Badges/WA/41
  • Corporate body
  • 1990-

Engender is an anti-sexist organisation operating in Scotland and other parts of Europe. According to their mission statement, they work "to make Scotland a fairer, safer place where women can flourish and contribute to both the social and market economies with dignity, freedom and justice." Engender's goals include increased public awareness of sexism and its detrimental effects on society, equal representation of women in government, and training women activists at the local level.

Engender was founded in the early 1990s as a research and campaigning organisation. They are based in Edinburgh.

Equal Opportunities Commission

  • GB 1534
  • Corporate body
  • 1975 - 2007

The Equal Opportunities Commission was constituted under Part VI of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. It was set up as an independent statutory body with the following powers:

to work towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sex or marriage;
to promote equality of opportunity for women and men;
to keep under review the Sex Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act;
and to provide legal advice and assistance to individuals who have been discriminated against.

On 1 October 2007 the three equality commissions (the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission, and the Equal Opportunities Commission) merged into the new Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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