Feminist historian/activist, based at Edinburgh University (Centre for Theology and Public Issues). Common Weal board member, Women for Independence, Zero Tolerance board member, consultancy/training on gender based violence, member of Iona Community.
Lesley Orr: The independence movement needs strong women to build it
Dr Lesley Orr gives a perspective on women and the coming Scottish Independence Convention conference in January
WHAT does it take to build a transformative independence movement? Next month, hundreds of people will gather in Glasgow with a common purpose - to begin the new year with energy and imagination, strategic focus and determination.
Lesley Orr: How modern Scottish feminism can give women their rightful place in history
Dr Lesley Orr, a member of the Women for Independence national committee, examines how women are represented in Scottish history ahead of a WfI event next month
SATURDAY 4 October 2014 - what a day that was. Just three weeks after the independence referendum, a thousand women from all over Scotland, from teenagers to nonagenarians, gathered in St Matthew's Church, Perth.