Camden Council Women’s Committee minutes, agendas and appendices, spanning Jan-Sept 1987.
Issues and topics include: domestic violence; policing reforms; International Women’s Day 1987 celebrations; home and community care; lesbian and gay rights; women employed in, and users of, social work services; women and employment; women and housing; strategic planning for Camden into the 1990s; Camden Lesbian & Gay Committee’s work.
Photographs and press cuttings, many of which have been commissioned by and/or featured in Outwrite Women’s Newspaper.
Includes images relating to Zimbabwean workers’ struggles (1983), Grenadian liberation from US and UK occupation, Indian women’s protests against gender-based violence and killing of [Nandita Gandhi], GABRIELA Filipina women’s activism, all-women protest against assassination of Benita Aquino in Manila (Oct 1983), demo in Grenada in protest at attempted assassination of Maurice Bishop (1980), LGBT+ protest, and more.
Newsletters from various lesbian organisations, including: Ipswich Lesbians (Apr 1990); Lezzie Zone (n.d.), Working Class Lesbian Newsletter (Nov 1983), Wisconsin Women’s Land Co-op (Winter 1981, Summer 1983). Also includes a copy of Spare Rib (Feb 1985).
Card-back press images (some with captions) from Outwrite Women’s Newspaper, postcards, and photographs.
This material relates to feminist and/or social justice struggles in the UK and elsewhere, including: the first Reclaim the Night demo (1978); Ford motors strike (1985); women protesting the death of a woman in a Camden hostel (c.1985); Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures & Greenham Common postcard; Jill Posener; protests against the sale of plastic bullets; demo against the Sun newspaper’s racist reporting; Filipina demo against mail-order brides; Polisario Front women; Pavilion Gallery, Leeds; the Bradford 12; Southall Black Sisters, and more.
Literature relating to women’s campaigns, national and global solidarity movements, and social justice campaigns.
Includes: essay entitled ‘Class’ by Linda Bellos, from Revolutionary & Radical Feminists (Leeds) newsletter (Summer 1989); ‘Self Twice-Removed: Ugandan Woman’ CHANGE International report by Grace Akello (1982); ‘For Richer – For Poorer?’ report on conference on Child Support Act (1992); ‘Black Women’s Struggle for Equality’ essay (1980) by Willie Mae Reid x 2; ‘Justice Denied: A Nation Resists’ pamphlet by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (1991); ‘A State of Siege: Policing the Coalfields in the First Six Weeks of the Miners’ Strike’ report by Susan Miller & Martin Walker for the National Union of Miners Yorkshire branch (1984); and ‘Minus Lives: Women of Bangladesh’ CHANGE International report by Naila Kabeer (1983).