Maggie Mellon of the WFI National Committee and WFI #Justicewatch argues that WFI need to stand firm and that prisons are not the answer.Read more
As women are criticised for wearing pyjamas to the school gate, National Committee member Sandra Mills ponders on perfection and motherhood.Read more
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.Read more
Quick Update on Women for Independence's #JusticeWatch CampaignRead more
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.
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.Read more
Photo shows People in Bihar celebrating Chhath Festival, during which mothers-in-law and eldest daughters-in-law eat nothing and drink nothing (not even water) for 3 days. The photo shows men carrying food which has been blessed by the river, and which women will now cook for them and for any women who are not fasting.
Cathy Ratcliff blogs on the current crisis facing women and girls in India.Read more
Today marks the beginning of the annual 16 Days campaign, to end violence against women. Marsha Scott writes on why, as the Westminster austerity measures increasingly start to bite, this campaign remains so important to women in Scotland today.
(Our photo, from the Daily Record, shows David Coburn MEP reacting to women in politics.)
In the week of International Mens Day, our resident #WFIMediaWatcher Kirsty Strickland ponders on how militant feminists are taking over the airwaves. Or not.