New online resource to tackle gender based-violence prevention on Scottish campuses

The University of the Highlands and Islands is one of seventeen Scottish universities that came together to create and fund access to a new training course to help prevent and eradicate gender-based violence in colleges and universities.   Building on the work of the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe in Higher Education Toolkit and carried out in …

#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 …

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 …

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…

#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 …

The Accidental Journalist #WritetoEndVAW awards @ZTScotland

by Anni Donaldson, 2013 “Best Article” Winner of the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards It was a bit of a shock when I was told I had been nominated for Best Article in the first Write to End VAW Awards in 2013. Writing about violence against women seemed like a natural extension of my …

Another Post from A Woman’s Place

A Scottish Rape Crisis It is not for the first time that this column has been given over to discussions of rape and violence against women but it may be the first time I’ve directed my pen at all right thinking  men – yes you sir – please – read on! Whether it is right …

Scotland should look deeper than Clare’s law when tackling domestic violence

This article was originally published on The Conversation Read the original article here Anni Donaldson does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.