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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.

GB 1543 WCR1 · 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 through training, study, employment and support. 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.

Corporate body · 1988-2006

Women's Health was formed in 1988 as a merger between the Women's Reproductive Rights Information Centre (WRRIC) and Women's Health Information Centre (WHIC). The Women's Health Information Centre formed in 1982; Women's Health Information Centre was established in 1983 after a split from the National Abortion Campaign. At the time of the merger, the group was known as the Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Information Centre (WHRRIC), before changing its name to Women's Health.

The aim of the centre was to provide information and support to women on health and reproductive issues, motivated by the idea of information as a form of political empowerment. They worked with, and acted as a resource for, medical professionals, women in health groups, self-help groups, community groups and trade unions in line with the ethos of the Women's Liberation Movement. The centre collected resources relating to all areas of women's health, including books, leaflets, journals, press cuttings and articles. As well as providing an information service, the centre was politically active, and made submissions to the House of Commons Select Committee on AIDS, as well as acting as a point of contact for the media on women's health and reproductive issues.

Women's Health was based near Old Street and closed in 2006.

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.

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.

Yo La Tengo
Corporate body · 1984-present