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#JusticeWatch - Sara Sheridan Reports from Edinburgh Sheriff Court

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Sara Sheridan  is a Scottish writer who works in a variety of genres, though predominately in historical fiction. She is the creator of the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries.  Sara joined Women for Independence and spoke on our behalf in the run up to the 2014 Independence Referendum.

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Women’s groups call for an end to abortion prosecutions

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This guest blog was written for us by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.  The National Committee have agreed to support this campaign. The photograph is of Natalie Towers, currently in jail in England for buying medication online to secure an abortion for herself. 

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Fracking - Who benefits?

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Carol McManus has been on a personal journey to find out the facts about fracking.  Photo shows test gas wells at Airth, Falkirk. Carol thanks Dr Geralyn McCarron.

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SHALL WE NOT SPEAK FOR OURSELVES? Telling a different story of Scotland’s past

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WFI National Committee member Dr Lesley Orr explains how history works, and why we're hosting our women's history event in Dundee on March 5th. 

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New Prisons? Old Wine in New Bottles

 

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Maggie Mellon of the WFI National Committee and WFI #Justicewatch argues that WFI need to stand firm and that prisons are not the answer. 

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The Panel of Effing Experts

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As women are criticised for wearing pyjamas to the school gate, National Committee member Sandra Mills ponders on perfection and motherhood. 

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#Mediawatch - Women on the Telly!

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Here's award-winning blogger Kirsty Strickland's latest #MediaWatch blog for Women for Indy.  If you'd like to help her to monitor and comment on the representation of women in the media, please get in touch. 

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#JusticeWatch Update January 2016

Quick Update on Women for Independence's #JusticeWatch Campaign

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The Facts About Syrian Refugee Dispersal

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The Syrians whom the UK government have agreed to take, over the next 5 years, are expected to number 20,000.

Maggie Lennon, of the WFI National Committee is Director of a Scottish charity which works with refugees and asylum-seekers. This blog gives information about the Syrian dispersal and practical advice as to how WFI groups and other activists can respond. 

 

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Response to Scottish Govt Consultation on Short Sentences

Women for Independence – Independence for Women

Response to the consultation on short prison sentences

 

Women for Independence is a non- party political women’s organisation with 54 affiliated groups across Scotland.   We have a strong commitment to pursuing justice for women in Scotland and is calling for prison to be ‘taken off the menu’ in the summary courts in Scotland.

We therefore welcome the Scottish Government consultation on short  prison sentences as an opportunity for us to make the case for our position.  

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