#WeCanStopIt

Rape Crisis Scotland and Police Scotland have launched a high profile media campaign to tackle rape.  The latest phase of the #WeCanStopIt rape prevention campaign is aimed at 16-27 year old men – an age group who commit one third of reported rapes in Scotland. Young women in the same age group are also the …

#EndProstitutionNow – Pressure growing for Scotland to join other nations in ban on sex trade

This article was first published on The Conversation 9 June 2015. Here’s the link: http://theconversation.com/pressure-growing-for-scotland-to-join-other-nations-in-ban-on-sex-trade-42972 A form of violence against women or a legitimate career choice? That’s roughly where the two sides stand on the debate over what we should do about prostitution. Voices from the violence camp have just become louder in Scotland thanks …

A Woman’s Place – Spring in Crete

This article appeared in The Lennox Herald on 2 April 2015 In April, A Woman’s Place relocated high in the Apokoronas region of western Crete in the foothills of the White Mountains.  April is a good time to speak of brighter things and sunnier climes.  Far from Scotland’s pantone grey, these bright breezy hillsides are exploding …

A Woman’s Place – Riveting story of women who looked to the future

From the Lennox Herald 15 May 2015 I heard this week of the death of Mary Doyle aged 91 years, the woman who posed as Rosie the Riveter for Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting (not to be confused with WE CAN DO IT). The painting was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in May …

A Woman’s Place – No Grey area: sexual torture is not romantic

@LennoxHerald 11 March 2015 You couldn’t get a book and film more at odds with the founding principles of International Women’s Day than that film of that book. As thousands of women and girls are being kidnapped, enslaved, tortured and raped for real by militias in Boko Haram in Nigeria, by Isis in Northern Iraq …

Book Review: Sheila Stewart – A Traveller’s Life

Originally posted on GlasgowAnni:
If we were a’ sensible, there would be nae fools Traveller’s Life – The Autobiography of Sheila Stewart Published April 2011 Birlinn £9.99 Maybe this book is not like other people’s biographies.  But it has to be different…because a travellers’ life is different from anyone else’s.’   And so it is.  A…

Time to finish off Page 3 – and tackle #everydaysexism – by handing out a few ‘prizes’

This article was originally published in The Conversation on 10 December 2014 by Anni Donaldson https://theconversation.com/time-to-finish-off-page-3-and-tackle-everydaysexism-by-handing-out-a-few-prizes-35351 The contortions of The Sun newspaper against mounting opposition to its notorious Page 3 topless women would be laughable if they did not represent a much wider problem. With even glamour queen Katie Price apparently throwing in the towel …

#16 Days of Activism against VAW – A Woman’s Place

This article first published  @LennoxHerald 19 November 2014 November 25 marks the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and signals the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year the global campaign, which began in 1981, highlights the links …

Sisters! Sisters! – Anni Donaldson

Scottish Review of Books Vol 10 Issue 4 November 2014 Sarah Browne, The Women’s Liberation Movement in Scotland c 1968-c.1979, Manchester University Press Book Review by Anni Donaldson

Children and Young People Experiencing Domestic Abuse – ‘Are we getting it right?’

Scottish Justice Matters – Children and Young People Experiencing Domestic Abuse – Are we getting it right? Scottish Justice Matters November 2014 Edition just published Living It -Children, Young People and Justice