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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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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.

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The Mothers of the Revolution – and their sons and daughters

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.

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Well Being - How We Do Politics Differently

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.

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Increasing Women's Representation On Public Boards

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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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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