Record Details

NGOCo-operative Women's Guild (CWG)
Address

51 Church Lane, Upper Beeding, Steyning, West Sussex. BN44 3HP

Telephone01903 814586
Emailinfo@coopwomensguild.coop
Websitewww.cooperativewomensguild.coop/
Background Information

The Co-operative Women's Guild (CWG) is the women's arm of the co-operative movement. Alongside providing a social forum, and a means of spreading co-operation amongst women, the CWG has been an active campaigning organisation. In the early twentieth century it mobilised for maternity rights and female suffrage, as well as launching the pacifist white Peace Poppy in 1933. Later, it played a role in the formation of the National Council for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Tests. The CWG was founded by Alice Acland. Between 1921 and 1963 there also existed an International Women's Cooperative Guild (previously the International Guild of Cooperative Women), which emerged out of, and then eventually remerged with, the International Cooperative Alliance. Sources: Barberis et al Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organisations 2000 pp.455-456; www.cooperativewomensguild.coop; www.a2a.org.uk

Year Created1883
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Women's League for the Spread of Co-operation (1883-1884); a.k.a. Women's Co-operative Guild

Related Organisations

Co-operative Union; Peace Pledge Union; National Council for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Tests; International Women's Cooperative Guild (previously the International Guild of Cooperative Women)

KeywordsEquality, discrimination and prejudice; Gender; Governance and citizenship; Sexuality and sexual activity; War, conflict and pacifism.
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