Podcast: Interview with Darren McGarvey - Men, masculinity and mental health
As part of CommonSpace's week of coverage on the modern mental health crisis, we spoke to Darren 'Loki' McGarvey about men, masculinity and mental ill-health
WHAT are the causes and consequnces of the mental health crisis among men?
CommonSpace reporter David Jamieson discusses some of the issues with Orwell Prize winning writer and Scottish rapper Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey.
'How do we make the next generation of men better?': Masculinity and mental health
The reasons for different experiences of mental ill-health between men and women are complex and speak to deeper problems in the structure of society, David Jamieson finds
THE PROBLEM has become one of statistical familiarity. In 2017, of the 680 suicides registered in Scotland, 522 were males and 158 female.
The picture is complicated. Women are far more likely to go to their GP to seek help for common mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Around twice as likely, with men around three times more likely to resort to suicide.
Jade Reynolds: Reform the GRA and give trans young people the chance to live full, happy lives
As part of Children in Scotland’s ’25 Calls’ campaign, 23-year-old queer activist Jade Reynolds says that reforming the Gender Recognition Act to create a society that is inclusive of trans peoples rights is an important issue for young people
IN THE UK, one of the greatest issues facing transgender people of all ages is gender recognition.
Analysis: Tribal politics over the Glasgow women’s strike misses the systemic nature of the issue
Reporting of the Glasgow Women’s Strike has focused on the political dynamics, but the issues it raises are global and systemic – how to achieve gender equality in practise.
COVERAGE of the Glasgow Women’s Strike thus far has focused on the national political dynamics with strong suggestions that the unions’ full attention on the issue was only sharpened as a consequence of the SNP taking over leadership of Glasgow City Council in May 2017.
What does JRF’s report tells us about child poverty, disability and gender in Scotland?
CommonSpace breaks down key findings from a new report examining child poverty, disability and gender
THE Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a new report on child poverty in Scotland. It comes the day after the Scottish Government’s annual welfare reform analysis, which found UK Government welfare changes, most importantly the roll-out of Universal Credit, was driving a sharp rise in poverty in Scotland.
Podcast: Making justice 'worth it' for survivors of domestic abuse
CommonSpace sits down with the experts to learn more about how the criminal justice system works for domestic abuse survivors
COMMONSPACE JOURNALIST Caitlin Logan sits down with Scottish Women’s Rights Centre solicitor Sarah Crawford, clinical psychologist and domestic abuse expert Dr Mairead Tagg, and SNP councillor Julie McKenzie who was the victim in two domestic abuse cases which saw her former partner convicted.
We ask, is the Scottish justice system working for suvivors of domestic abuse, and what can happen to ensure it does?
Women's charities and journalist boycott ‘Scottish Women’s Awards’ over lack of transparency
Scottish Women’s Awards declines to name the organisation running the event amid concerns over transparency
WOMEN’S CHARITIES and a BBC journalist nominated for awards at the Scottish Women’s Awards will not attend over a lack of transparency about the event, being held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow next month by profit-making organisers ‘Creative Oceanic’.
Independence for women: National conference to amplify women’s voices in politics and beyond
Women for Independence national council will explore accessibility for women across various aspects of life
WOMEN FOR INDEPENDENCE (WFI) will explore what it means to make life accessible for women in Scotland at its national council in Paisley on 23 June.
Open to all women, the event will consider how women, particularly those facing barriers of geography and disability, can have equal access to politics, health and social care, reproductive rights, and other aspects of life.