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An Open Letter to Maree Todd

Maree Todd MSP made some tablet for some care experienced young people.  The Tories took exception to this and The Herald spun a story around the Tories.  One of our members has written an open letter to Maree Todd and asked WFI to publish it.  

 

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Are you so sure that you didn’t just let one of the really great ones go?

Our National Committee member Suzanne McLaughlin who is a personal friend of Gillian Martin MSP, writes about the events around Gillian not being appointed as a Scottish government minister in June 2018.  This opinion piece first appeared in The National and can be read on their website too.

 

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Suzanne McLaughlin

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Wanting More Women In Politics? Then Harassment of All Women Needs To Be Challenged.

Many people know the work that WFI do that is in the public eye but much of our work goes on behind the scenes.  That can make it more difficult for people to know what we are doing and why.  So this is part of an occasional series of blogs to look a bit further at WFI work and our reasons for doing what we do.

 

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Accessing Maternity Services - This Is A Call To Arms

Our National Committee member Sue Lyons who lives in the Highlands writes about how women in Caithness are being treated worse than cattle.

 

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Claim Your Narrative

Paisley WFI member Anne Scriven wrote about her experience of becoming involved with Women for Independence and claiming her narrative in Laldy! West of Scotland Literary Journal (Issue 1, Spring 2018) and we are delighted to reproduce her work with kind permission of Clochoderick Press

 

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National Committee Member Zara Munro Discusses Inequality In Scottish Politics

17 year old Women for independence member Zara Munro reflects on inequality in Scottish Politics.

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Thoughts and Prayers

TEARS OF STRUGGLE AND THE POWER OF RESISTANCE: JUSTICE WATCH FOR AHED TAMIMI AND THE IMPRISONED WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF PALESTINE

What were the circumstances that led to a 16 year old being arrested as a dangerous criminal, with the very strong likelihood that she will be incarcerated for many years and what has this to do with Women for Independence?  National Committee member Lesley Orr explains. 

 

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Ahed Tamimi

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A Quilt For Scotland

A Quilt made by women for the National Archive

What Scotland means to me:
The ambition is to offer a completed quilt to the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood for display as part of the 2018 Festival of Politics. We invite to you to join us….Vivienne Bon (Edinburgh Women for Independence), and Gillian Wilson (West Lothian Women for Independence) to make a Quilt for the National Archive;

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Women for Justice : Justice for Women

Scotland has the highest rate of imprisonment of women in all of the countries of the UK, all of which imprison substantially higher rates of women and men than other comparable countries in Europe.
Are Scottish women really more violent or dangerous than women in England, or in Ireland or other countries? Or are other factors determining the high rate of women’s imprisonment?
WFI Justice Watch went into our courts to see for ourselves how and why women are sent to prison in Scotland. This is the report of what we found.

 

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