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 …

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 …

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

Why I am voting YES!

With three maybe four sleeps to go before we know the result of the Scottish referendum I can barely contain my excitement. I am finding it difficult to concentrate on anything else – and like most people, most women especially, there is much to be got through in a day.  However there is no other …

Scotland leads UK on preventing violence against women, but its new policy is still incomplete

This article first appeared in The Conversation 2 July 2014 Read the full article  here

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 …

Convicted domestic abuser Bill Walker released early from prison

Daily Record 22 March 2014 http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/bill%20walker Bill Walker’s early release is an indictment on the handling of domestic abuse by our justice system. The former MSP was convicted in September 2013 of 22 violent assaults against three former wives and a step-daughter. The conviction and imprisonment of such a high profile figure for serious domestic …

Another post from A Woman’s Place….

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/west%20dunbartonshire 365 Poster exhibition hosted by Dumbarton Refuge Dumbarton District Women’s Aid Hosts celebrated International Women’s Day 2014 by hosting the Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition. Curated by Colm Dempsey , a Child Protection specialist from Dublin, this is 365’s third successful visit to West Dunbartonshire. The exhibition, currently in its tenth year …

Colm Dempsey talks about the origins and impact of VAW 365 International Poster Exhibition

Colm Dempsey’s Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition, now in its tenth year of touring, visited Scotland in March 2014. In an interview with GlasgowAnni, Dubliner Colm describes how the Exhibition came about and the impact it has had on worldwide audiences over the years. Colm’s interest in domestic abuse was instigated by his …