Kingsgate Anti-Discrimination Group Individual cases

Scope and Content

Kingsgate Place Women's Centre placed an advert in the press in 1973 inviting women who believed they had been victims of sex discrimination to give evidence to the Kingsgate Anti-discrimination group. The group forwarded these to responsible bodies (usually councils or local MPs) to investigate their case. File consists of correspondence regarding these cases. Cases of discrimination are grouped in the following subjects:

- au pairs

- appointment of magistrates

- bail surety

- bank account

- car insurance / insurance

- clubs

- deaconesses

- divorce / maintenance

- guarantors

- hire purchase

- horsing riding

- housing

- job ads

- job non-promotion

- medical

- mortgages (Midland Bank brochure enclosed)

- nationality

- physicists

- pensions

- play space

- pregnancy / jobs

- racial discrimination

- social security

- tax relief

- training allowances

- widow's harassment

- window dressers

There are a few cases which are uncatagorised.

Additional items:

- advert for 'Field Organisers' for the population countdown campaign only requiring 'young men'

- manuscript account of treatment by police