Women's Action Day

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- letters re initial ideas for women's parliament / day of action

- notes of meetings on 3 Mar, 23 Apr, 7 May, 29 May, 15 Jun, 31 Jul, 6 Oct, 9 Nov, 19 Nov 1980

- carbon copy of 'What next?' by the Fawcett Society and copy of US women's agenda for meeting on 13 Apr 1980

- announcement / press releases re Women's Action Day

- photocopy of 'The Women's Agenda' (issues considered by Women's Organisations as the most important)(various versions)

- lists of organisations supporting Women's Action Day

- programme of events

- photocopy of draft of article 'It's a woman's life' for Women's Action Day Souvenir Programme

- typescript of words to March of the women and We are here

- chair's brief for the day

- photocopy of account of Women's Action Day

- photocopy of speech by Chair, Jane Findlay, chief executive of Equal Opportunities Commission

- poster

- copy of cable received from Melina Mercouri that she was unable to attend

- photocopy of letter dated 23 Nov 1980 sent to Margaret Thatcher

- list of action day ads

- leaflet 'Fawcett Focus for Feminists'

- list of VIPs to be invited

- Equal Opportunities Commission press notice on Women's Equality Week

- one letter in French re the Action Day

- photocopy of interviews with Shirley Williams and Dame Josephine Barnes, President of the British Medical Association on 'What a prime minister should do for women'

- photocopy of press cutting 'Changing status of women' from The Times dated 4 Dec 1980

The following items are held in The Women's Library Printed Collections and were removed from the archive as duplicates:

- Women's Action Day, Central Hall, Westminster, 27 November 1980 / organised by the Fawcett Society and Women in Media, London : Fawcett Society, 1980 (ref 305.420941 FAW)

- Report of the proceedings of Women's Action Day, Central Hall, Westminster, 27th November 1980, London : Women's Action Co-ordinating Group, 1981 (ref 305.420941 REP)