Fonds GB 0210 WELAID - Welsh Women's Aid Archive (Archif Menywod Cymru/Women's Archive of Wales)

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Welsh Women's Aid Archive (Archif Menywod Cymru/Women's Archive of Wales)


  • 1972-2018 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

61 large boxes + 51 small boxes (1.745 m³) + 1 oversized folder

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Name of creator

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Gwenda Williams of Aberystwyth Women's Aid in May 2006, by Ursula Masson of Pontypridd Women's Aid in October 2006, and by Ms Tina Reece of Cardiff Women's Aid in September 2019.

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Scope and content

Papers donated by the Aberystwyth, Pontypridd and Cardiff branches of Welsh Women's Aid. They include material relating to the constitution, corporate structure, strategic development and codes of practice of Welsh Women's Aid; records of its Management Committee and of numerous departmental meetings; internal and external correspondence; accounting, fundraising and other administrative papers; material celebrating Welsh Women's Aid's twenty-first, twenty-fifth and fortieth anniversaries; and individual branch archives of Welsh Women's Aid, all of which reference the issues affecting women and their children who access Women's Aid, such as domestic violence, social welfare and law and legislation.

There is considerable overlap of subject-matter within sections of the archive: for example, corporate and work reports, statistics and questionnaires, as well as material relating to violence against women, children/families, housing and benefits appear under multiple sections, while records of individual group meetings such as Employment and Finance or material relating to accounts, conferences, training courses, etc frequently appear under details of Management Committee meetings, Annual Reviews and so forth.

See under Cardiff Women's Aid Archive: Archif Menywod Cymru/Women's Archive of Wales for correspondence and other material relating to Welsh Women's Aid's decision to deposit papers with the Women's Archive of Wales.


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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Aberystwyth Women's Aid Archive:
Under Domestic violence/Violence against women: Material relating to Kiranjit Ahluwalia includes some Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

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Non-print items eg photographic and audio-visual material which form part of this collection are kept separately.
Their locations are as follows:

Slides: Llyfr ffoto 6632 rhif derbyn/accession number 991121534902419
Photos: Llyfr ffoto 6633 rhif derbyn/accession number 991121534702419
Videotapes: Rhif derbyn/accession number: 99991528802419

For further material relating to Archif Menywod Cymru/Women's Archive of Wales, see under Aberystwyth Women's Aid Archive: Women's Archive of Wales / 'Mapping Wales' project.

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Established in 1978, Welsh Women's Aid is a Welsh charity working to end domestic violence and all other forms of abuse against women by providing refuge and other services to women and their children seeking to leave an abusive situation.


Archif Menywod Cymru/Women's Archive of Wales was founded in 1997 as a non-profit-making organisation and a registered charity run by volunteers. The Archive seeks to identify and rescue materials relating to the lives of women in Wales past, present and future and to encourage their deposit in appropriate public repositories while aiming to promote understanding of women’s roles in Welsh history and the inclusion of women in history taught in schools and higher education. AMC/WAW organises events such as conferences, day schools and talks, undertakes grant-aided projects and produces a quarterly newsletter.



Pontypridd Women's Aid Archive:
Language note:

Conferences: Federatie van Huizen voor Mishandelde Vrouwen international conference 1981 - some Dutch, some (very little) French.
Conferences: Welsh Women's Aid international conference 1988 - some Portuguese, Malay, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Tok Pisin.


Cardiff Women's Aid Archive:
Language note:
Conferences: Women's Aid international conference 1988: Some (very little) Maori; some (very little) Tok Pisin.

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; RDA NACO; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2022




Archivist's note

Compiled by Bethan Ifan. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Primary source material; online search engines.

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