Resilience for Election Campaigns – or May the 4th be with you

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Julie Bell of the National Committee is running for council in Angus.  In this blog she passes on her tips to other candidates as to how to survive the campaign!

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Thinking Inside the Box

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Photo shows East Ayrshire Women for Independence.  Margaret Young at far right, and Linsey Reid holding right hand side of WFI banner. 

Women for Independence National Committee member and East Ayrshire WFI activist Margaret Young led a campaign to have maternity pads included in Scotland's new Baby Box initiative, inspired by local midwife Linsey Reid.  With the support of Gillian Martin MSP, we're delighted that her campaign succeeded.  Read about it here. 

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What is the Gender Pay Gap and Why Does It Matter?

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Michelle Rodger is a WFI National Committee member and a director of Business for Scotland.  In this blog post she explains how the gender pay gap harms women. 

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How Should We Approach IndyRef2?

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This is the text of the address that Maggie Lennon of our National Committee gave to our AGM earlier this month on the Committee's thoughts on what our strategy should be for IndyRef2.

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The Cult of Dubious Personalities

 

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With the news that the UN is making Wonder Women an international ambassador, National Committee member Selma Rahman considers the issues. 

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What We've Been Up To - Our Annual Report!

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It's nearly time for our AGM (if you haven't done so yet, you can get your tickets here) and all our members have been sent the full annual report, but we also wanted to give our supporters and interested people an overview of our year.  This is an extract from the report to members. 

Please note; you don't have to be a WFI member, or even supporter to come to our AGM.  You don't even have to be a Yes voter.  You just have to be a woman who wants to discuss how we make Scotland a better place.  

 

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I didn't get what I wanted, so . . .

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Selma Rahman of the WFI National Committee voted for Scottish independence and she voted to stay in the EU.  She didn't get what she wanted, so . . . 

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The Case for a National Women's Officer

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The SNP will shortly elect its Women's and Equalities Convener.  Amy McNeese-Mechan, a trade unionist and SNP member as well as a member of Women for Independence, blogs on how we should respond to inequalties. 

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Lies, Damned Lies and Propaganda

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Selma Rahman from our National Committee speculates on propaganda, media and associated lies. Picture shows the official imperial seal of Darius the Great.  

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STV and Stephen Daisley; A Balancing Act

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We hear a lot about the need for a 'balanced media'.  In her latest #WFIMediaWatch blog, Kirsty Strickland ponders what balance in the media means in the light of recent controversies. 

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