UCU Strike & 16 Days of Activism Against Violence against Women – Twin Struggles?

As I joined the strike called by my union’s UCU’s members for Monday morning 25 Nov 2019, I couldn’t help see the connections with the other reason we traditionally mark this date in the calendar.  On the 25 November every year, I join millions of other women worldwide to call for 16 Days of Activism …

No Belles de Jour here

  Scottish Review of Books 13 August 2016 http://www.scottishreviewofbooks.org/no-belles-de-jour/ WHILST history may be one of the oldest scholarly disciplines, it has, until more recent times mostly averted its gaze from that other so-called ‘oldest profession’, prostitution, particularly in the Scottish context. However, as Louise Settle’s history of prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow in the early twentieth …

10 women storming the stage @ccfest @SSeparation

THE sight of 10 women – some of the UK’s most creative and uniquely versatile traditional musicians – walking on stage at the Mitchell Theatre on Sunday 24 January for Songs of Separation as part of Celtic Connections had quite an impact.

#indyref discourse highlighted sexism

This article was written for The National Saturday 29 August 2015 I was delighted, and genuinely surprised, to be announced the winner of the inaugural Write to End Violence Against Women Awards in 2013. Since then, Scotland has witnessed a dramatic shift in its political landscape which included some devastating critiques of mainstream media and its …

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

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 Women’s Place

The March of the Undecideds?  Scottish Women #indyref Another Post from A Women’s Place http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/west%20dunbartonshire Recent polls suggest that a woman’s place is rather further from the ballot box than is good for them ahead of September’s independence referendum. By all accounts, they could be spending more of their precious time studying political form and …

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 …

Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition back in Scotland for International Women’s Day.

365 in Dumbarton Women’s Aid Refuge Colm Dempsey’s Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition, now in its tenth year of touring, visited Dumbarton Women’s Refuge as part of their International Women’s Day 2014 celebrations. In an interview with GlasgowAnni, Dubliner Colm tells how the Exhibition came about and the impact it has had over …

Family Wellness Warriors are U.S.?

  Scotland’s shores were graced by some big names from across the Atlantic during the last fortnight: a group of world-renowned health care professionals from Alaska and a feminist sociologist from Penn State University. Katherine Gottlieb the warm and energetic CEO from South Central Foundation and her team told a large and eager crowd at …