History of Action Opportunities

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 5AOP/01
  • Dates of Creation
      1974-1977
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

Consists of:

* report of meeting called by the Fawcett Society to discuss joint action to achieve Sex Discriminaiton legislation on 9 Jul 1974

* report of meeting held at the London School of Economics on 15 May 1975: discussion on setting up an organisation to monitor the Sex Discrimination Act, independent of Government, and be a centre of advice and help

* carbon copy letter from Nancy Seear, President of the Fawcett Society, on the setting up of the Equal Opportunities Bureau (later renamed Action Opportunities) by the Inter-Organisation Committee on Sex Discrimination

* carbon-copy report on the Interorganisation Committee and proposal for a monitoring unit for the equal opportunities legislation with budget

* list of organisations and their representatives who attended meeting on 9 Jul 1974

* invitation by Action Opportunities to discuss its work, Apr 1977

* leaflet 'Action on Finer. The Government Record' published by Finer Joint Action Committee, 1975

* information sheet on 'The Women's Research and Resources Centre' with its future programme

* list of possible sources of funds for proposed research project