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Land Reform; A Tale of Historical Injustice

 

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Carol Charters remembers a story of injustice from the past and reflects on importance of land reform for women.   (Photo shows Sorbietrees farmhouse, now a B&B)

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Women for Justice, Justice for Women!

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National Committee member Maggie Mellon recently spoke about our justice campaign at the Scottish Parliament.  Read the text of her speech and find out what Women for Independence are campaigning for.   (Photo shows Maggie hosting session on justice at our 2015 AGM).

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Helping Women to Work

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Previously published in Independence magazine, National Committee member Michelle Rodger blogs on the importance of childcare if women are to work. 

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Land Reform is a Women's Issue

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Maggie Mellon from WFI National Committee explains that women and land have always been connected. 

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Socks on a Plane; A Blog for International World Thrombosis Day

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National Committee member Margaret Young writes -

 

Thrombosis prevention is not simply an important issue but has a personal dimension for Women for Independence.  Even if you don’t realise it now, it probably has a personal dimension for you.

 

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#WFIMediaWatch - Poems & Numbers

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This is a blog about numbers,

About balance and women and men,

We will keep going until Politics looks like real life,

Which is why we are here – again.

 

Women SHOULD be seen and heard,

Though that’s not much often said.

But do we see them and do we hear them?

Or do we ask a man instead?

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Eating Like There Is No Tomorrow

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In the latest in our occasional series of blogs about food, Deirdre Henderson makes the case for vegetarianism and ethical food shoppping. 

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The Return of #WFIMediaWatch

 

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Welcome to your shiny new #WFImediawatch blog. A lot has happened since we last posted. Jeremy Corbyn was crowned Labour leader, Nicola Sturgeon & Shami Chakrabartii shared a stage and gave us MAJOR #FeministFriend goals, and David Cameron? He’s *ahem* been a bit quiet of late…

In an ever changing political world there’s one thing you can count on and that’s us crunching the numbers. We missed toting up the scores so much that we’ve got 2 weeks’ worth of figures for you.  Those of you hoping that this brave new political dawn would see a systemic shift in the skewed gender balance on current affairs programmes may be a bit disappointed, however.

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The Gender of Independence

 

 

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(Photo shows WFI gathering in October 2014 in Perth)

 

Jane Archer reflects on WFI's history, and the role of gender in the independence debate more widely. 

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Getting Involved; Community Councils Need You!

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(It's really hard to find a photo which illustrates 'getting involved with community councils', so this is a photo from the Roma Day Parade in Govanhill Glasgow earlier this year.)

 

The independence referendum helped many women to find their voice, and to get involved in politics.  Here Laura Stevens (on Twitter @writerlas) from East Renfrewshire WFI writes about Community Councils, and how she got involved. 

 

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