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NGOBritish Vigilance Association
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Background InformationThe British Vigilance Association was a pressure group seeking to combat the causes and existence of prostitution, both in the UK and worldwide. The Association was formed through the merger of the National Vigilance Association and the International Bureau for Suppression of Traffic in Persons, the latter body having been founded by the former in 1900. The organisation closed on the retirement of its general secretary, Richard F Russell. Source:
Year Created1952
Year Ended1971
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesNational Vigilance Association; International Bureau for Suppression of Traffic in Persons; Travellers Aid Society
Related OrganisationsAffiliated bodies: Association for Moral and Social Hygiene; British Social Biology Council; Catholic Women's League; Church of England Moral Welfare Council; Mission to Seamen; Mothers' Union; National Council of Women; Public Morality Council; St Joan's Alliance
KeywordsGender; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime; Sexuality and sexual activity.
Last Edited ByRC at 09/10/2007 11:47:41