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Glasgow City Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1996-

Glasgow City Council is a local government body for the city of Glasgow in Scotland. It was created in 1996 under the new single tier local authority system.

Glasgow East Women's Aid

  • GE
  • Corporate body
  • 1993 -

Glasgow East Women's Aid began as Greater Easterhouse Women's Aid in 1993, as part of Glasgow Women's Aid. In 1995, the group became autonomous from the Glasgow group, gained charitable status, and began working as a collective. They changed their name to Glasgow East in 2008 and became a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status. They provide support, refuge, and counselling to women, children, and young people affected by domestic abuse, as well as training to agencies, organisations, and individuals.

Glasgow Women's Aid

  • GL
  • Corporate body
  • 1973 -

Glasgow Women's Aid (GWA), established in 1973, was the second Women's Aid group in Scotland. Routed in second wave feminist ideologies, the group formed to offer support to women with experiences of domestic abuse. As the organisation grew, providing care for children and young people also became a central focus. Initially, GWA was driven by volunteers and donations, but now they receive funding through Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government. Currently, the group has six refuges throughout Glasgow, which provide space for 37 families.

Government Communications Headquarters

  • Badges/WOW/09
  • Corporate body
  • [c.1980s]

People working in the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham were banned from belonging to a union by the Thatcher government on 1 March 1984. Following extensive union campaigning, the ban was eventually overturned in 1997.

Greater London Council

  • Badges/ANP/35
  • Corporate body
  • 1965-1986

A governing body covering the whole of London, after 1986, split into the separate boroughs.

Greenpeace

  • GB 1534
  • Corporate body
  • 1971-present

Greenpeace is an international non-governmental environmental organisation, with campaigns focused on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, genetic engineering and anti-nuclear issues.

Hamilton Women's Aid

  • HA
  • Corporate body
  • 1984 - 2011

Hamilton Women's Aid was founded in January 1984, as part of an initiative between Hamilton Homeless Action Group, Scottish Women's Aid, and Hamilton District Social Work Department. The collective was volunteer led and offered women support and information on topics such a legal issues, welfare, the police, and housing legislation. In 1987, the group moved offices from Almada Street to Burnbank Centre, where they were able to have a dedicated space for counselling. During this year, the Hamilton District Council provided a refuge space, which opened in 1988, and the first paid workers took up their posts. In 1990, the first two children's workers began working with the group.

In 1997, the need for services to be expanded to cover more of South Lanarkshire was identified and the group was successful in gaining funding for a new refuge and office.

The group officially became Hamilton and Clydesdale Women's Aid at the AGM held on November 3, 1998. Then, in 2011, East Kilbride Women's Aid and Hamilton Women's Aid merged together to form Women's Aid South Lanarkshire, before taking on the East Renfrewshire remit and becoming Women's Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER) in 2014.

Harpies and Quines

  • GB1534 HQ
  • Corporate body
  • 1992-1994

Harpies and Quines was a feminist magazine, founded in Scotland in 1992 by journalist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch. The magazine was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and unsuccessfully sued by the women's magazine Harpers and Queen, before being declared bankrupt in 1994.

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