Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/A/01/63
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3/JBS3/13/1997/1.3
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

Minutes dated: 26 Jan; 9 Mar; 11 May; 13 Jul; 3 Aug; 5 Oct

Following the resignations of the secretary and treasurer in 1993, the Josephine Butler Society re-organised itself. New sub-committees were formed: exhibition; constitution; membership; biannual newsletter and next 'News and Views'; information pack; Annual Meeting

Particular items:

- list of national and international affiliations (minutes for 26 Jan)

- problems following the resignation of Amina Basak, president of the International Abolitionist Federation (minutes for 26 Jan)

- Glenys Kinnock became a member of the Josephine Butler Society (minutes for 26 Jan)

- following resignation of Margaret Schwarz, the role of secretary was divided, and the financial situation discussed (minutes for 9 Mar)

- discussion of paper - Project 2000 - future of the Josephine Butler Society (minutes for 9 Mar)

- draft report by Women's National Commission for the World Conference on Women to be held in Beijing in 1995 (minutes for 11 May)

- report by Jenni Paterson on visit to Lichfield Cathedral on 19 Mar (minutes for 11 May)

- Government's draft report to United Nations - section on prostitution (minutes for 13 Jul)

- Joyce Ansell's revised observations to the National Council of Women, relevant to the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, and other notes on the law on prostitution (minutes for 13 Jul)

- report of the 19th session of the United Nation as Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery at Palais des Nations in Geneva on 25 Apr-4 May 1994 (minutes for 13 Jul)