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
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more