Legal Status of Women Topic Group

Scope and Content

Membership of the Legal Status of Women Topic Group was European Union of Women, Fawcett Society, the Josephine Butler Society, National Council of Women, Society for International Development, Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland

Consists of:

- correspondence and minutes of meetings of the Legal Status of Women topic group (identifying areas in the law where women have unequal status)

- notes on nationality and immigration, social security, pensions, taxation, employment, Joyce Ansell's reports on prostitution and female circumcision

- draft copy of UK paper on legal status of women and letters from Joyce Ansell concerning corrections

- press release to mark the publication of the Non-Governmental Organisations topic group reports on 1 Apr 1985

- official report by Non-Governmental Organisations of the Legal Status of Women topic group in preparation for the end of the decade world conference to be held in Nairobi from 15-26 Jul 1985