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Why Cathy's Running for Council

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At our recent National Council event in Govan, we were delighted to hear from Castlemilk Against Austerity about their work.  Now Cathy Milligan of CAA is running for the council!  Here's her story. 

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#FreePeriodScotland - Take the Survey!

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Women for Independence National Committee Member Victoria Heaney is leading WFI's campaign for free sanitary protection. Read all about it here.

And take the survey by clicking THIS LINK.

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What does Brexit Mean for Scotland?

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Maggie Lennon of WFI's National Committee works with partners across Europe from her base in Springburn, working with refugees and asylum-seekers.  She lays out what Brexit might mean for Scotland. 

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Edinburgh WFI International Women's Day Celebrations

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Women for Indy Edinburgh member and 2017 council candidate Amy McNeese-Mechan reports on Edinburgh Women for Indy's recent celebrations for International Women's Day.

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Engaging (even) more women in civic participation and political dialogue

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Tasked with giving some thought as to how Women for Independence can reach out to more diverse groups and individuals, Selma Rahman, Kirsten Izatt, Mireille Pouget and Victoria Heaney of the National Commitee have pulled together the following advice and resources for local groups. 

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The Human Cost of Brexit - A Bargaining Chip Writes

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Vera Tens is a member of Women for Independence and a German national.  This is the story of a woman that the Westminster Government consider to be a bargaining chip. 

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How do we persuade women to support independence?

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An opinion poll published this week showed that women are still less likely to vote for Scottish independence than men, just as they were at the 2014 referendum. Women for Indy National Co-ordinator Kathleen Caskie and National Committee member Marsha Scott consider what we can do to address this. 

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Heather Anderson Presentation to National Council March 2017

Here is the presentation to National Council, March 2017 of Heather Anderson of the National Committee and Farmers for Yes. 

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Act As If You Own The Place - activism with community at its heart

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Julie Bell from our National Committee organised a democracy event in Angus.  The results were fascinating.  Read on to find out more. 

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Child Contact Petition Goes to Scottish Parliament

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In November 2016 I gratefully accepted an invitation to speak at The WFI conference in Perth. There I was able to talk about the experience of myself and my children following separation from my ex-partner, an abusive and controlling man. We received unjust and unsafe treatment at the hands of the Scottish Legal System and in relation to Child Contact Centres. These are currently unregulated or inspected by any independent bodies, and staff are not required to have any professional qualifications in relation to working with children.

 

 

 

 

 

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