The Women's Council (co-operating with Women of Asia)

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/F/21
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3JBS2 5/1996 17.4 JB 147
  • Dates of Creation
      1968-1993
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

The Women's Council, origins dating back to 1935, composed of individual members and representatives of 27 women's organisations in Britain. Aimed to promote understanding between women of Asia and the United Kingdom through co-operation with major organisations in Asian countries. Non-political and non-secretarian, concerned with education, social welfare and the position of women.

Consists of:

- papers relating to Annual General Meetings of The Women's Council

- correspondence concerning an Annual Garden Party (1978, 1979)

- correspondence concerning Hong Kong's Young Women's Christian Association's working with young girls at risk with photocopy of programme

Publications:

- 'The Women's Council Bulletin', no 42 Aug 1969, no 53 Oct 1975, no 64 Nov 1982, no 66 Mar 1985

- Annual report for 1968-1969, 1985-1986

- Annual report and accounts for 1985-1986

- 'Josephine Butler and the Quakers' by Jack Nutley, 'Quaker Monthly', vol 63-69, Sep 1984

For the following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- 'Train one - train a hundred. The Assisted Scholarship Scheme of The Women's Council' (1982) ( ref 362.7320715 TRA)

- 'The Women's Council newsletter' summer and winter 1993 (periodicals)