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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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;
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.
A Personal Perspective : Speaking Out - How WFI can learn from the development of Women's Aid in Scotland
Km Nicoll is a member of WFI and works for Glasgow East Women's Aid. Here she shares her personal thoughts on the parallels between the developments of the two organisations and the way they work.
One of our 2016/17 National Committee members Julie Bell was a witness to the referendum in Catalonia and reflects on the experience and what has been happening since.
We love to do politics differently but what does that really mean?
A look at our last National Council on Well Being will give you some clues.
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.Read more