Events

If you have any questions about any of the events listed, please get in touch directly with the organisers.  

  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM · £6.00 GBP · 25 rsvps
    Station Hotel, Perth in Perth, United Kingdom

    Women for Independence AGM 2017

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    AYE WOMEN CHANGING SCOTLAND

    Secure your ticket to our AGM. It's not to be missed! (Details below)

    We've come along way in the last five years and we have an exciting future in front of us so join us to help sculpt our future and celebrate our successes up until now.

    Guest Speakers

    Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow. Eva started her politics with WFI and became a councillor in Glasgow following a by-election.  She became Glasgow's leading citizen after the council elections in 2017.  Eva is native of Sweden and has made Scotland her home.

    Joanna Cherry QC MP is the Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs.  During the Referendum not only was she a supporter of Women for Independence, she co-founded and led “Lawyers for Yes”, a group of around 200 lawyers who had a high profile during the campaign. 

    Annual Updates 

    An update on what we have been up to over the last year .  We have been working on two hugely important campaigns.

    #FreePeriodScotland  This research will offer insights and evidence around issues around accessing period products from the lived in experiences of women across Scotland. We hope you will join us for this exclusive first released picture of the research. The campaign was founded by Women for Independence with National Committee member Victoria Heaney conducting the research and she will be delivering the findings. This is a hugely important piece of work and a not to be missed part of our day.

    Womanifesto  We continue with our womanifesto work to develop WFI policy.  So far we have had National Councils on food, human rights and wellbeing with economy to follow in the new year.  National Committee member Maggie Lennon will update us on the work carried out so far and how you can be involved in developing policy further, along with how to take it local to your groups and your communities.

    Workshop Sessions 

    Women For Independence National Committee member Lesley Orr has been involved in WFI since its very early days pre indyref.  Lesley will lead us in our workshop taking up our theme of Aye Women Changing Scotland.  There will be lots of chances to participate and we are looking forward to hearing all your ideas.

    Open Mic 

    We will have our ever popular open mic sessions where women can express their view if they choose to do so and listen to what other women are thinking.

    Announcing our new National Committee 

    Find out who has been elected and a chance to meet them.

    Social 

    A chance to meet and socialise with other women attending, catching up with old friends and meeting new.

    Buying Tickets

    Tickets are priced at £6 for those that can afford to support us financially but as always, you can secure a free ticket too.  

    If you would like a free ticket then please email info@womenforindependence.org or if you are in a position to support us financially with a £6 ticket then please order through this page.  If you prefer not to pay online then email us at info@womenforindependence.org for details of how to pay offline.

    The day is open to all self identified women whatever their political or other views.  You do not need to be a member of Women for Independence to attend.  If you have a carer who is a man then he is welcome too and carers are always free. If you have caring responsibilities then you are welcome to bring along the adults or children in your care.