International Women's Day
Hundreds turn out to see statue of Scots rent strikes legend Mary Barbour
A statue of Scots rent strike legend Mary Barbour was unveiled in Govan on Thursday morning
RENT STRIKES LEGEND Mary Barbour was memorialised in Govan on Thursday (8 March) morning as a statue celebrating her role in history was unveiled after years of fundraising, leading to calls for school history lessons to include more about the role of women in history.
What’s happening in Scotland this International Women’s Day?
CommonSpace takes a look at some of the events and actions pushing for gender equality across Scotland
8 MARCH IS International Women’s Day (IWD), and this year people across Scotland are coming together to host a range of events and activities to highlight ongoing gender inequality and ‘Press for Progress’ – the United Nations’ theme for the day.
Las periodistas paramos! Spanish women journalists rally international support in #IWD strike
Thousands of Spanish women in media to strike in protest against industry inequality this International Women’s Day
A GENERAL STRIKE and demonstration for International Women’s Day on 8 March has been organised by a group of women working in the media industry in Spain to call attention to inequality in the industry and rally support for their manifesto for progress.
Naya Koulocheri: Yes, men, we do need an International Women's Day
On International Women's Day 2017, Naya Koulocheri recounts a typical experience faced by women and explains why it's useful to have a global day of reflection
DO we still need International Women’s Day or is it just an opportunity for women to go out, benefit from group discounts and get drunk?
News in 5 Minutes: Wikileaks allege UK involvement in use of spy software targeting household technology, Brexit Bill returns to Commons after resounding defeat in Lords and International Women’s Day
CommonSpace brings you the news so you don’t have to go looking for it
TODAY’S INSTALMENT (Wednesday 8 March) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Wikileaks allege UK involvement in use of spy software targeting household technology, Brexit Bill returns to Commons after resounding defeat in Lords and International Women’s Day.
News: Wikileaks allege UK involvement in use of spy software targeting household technology
Scottish Government claim progress on boardroom gender equality to mark International Women’s Day
Majority of 2016 public board appointments from women #IWD2017
CABINET SECRETARY Angela Constance MSP has welcomed new figures that show a closing of the gender gap in appointments to public boards.
In a debate to mark International Women’s Day, Constance welcomed progress on gender inequality towards the government target of 50-50 representation by 2020.
The Herald: Kudos to those who support women in enjoying their bodies
By the Common Weal's Katie Gallogly-Swan
I TOOK UP running by accident. It started when I was living in Paris. My bike was stolen after only two weeks of having purchased the wee Peugeot beaut, and I was decidedly too stingy to buy a new one.
Detesting the depressingly dank walls of the metro tunnels and the painful experience of languishing between armpits and smooching, spotty teenagers, I decided to try running from place to place instead.
The National: Why every day is a men's day
By Carolyn Leckie
DEAR MEN: why I am a feminist.
Yesterday was International Women's Day. Every year, at this time, I hear the same dreary quip recycled: "When is it International Men's Day?"
It's tiresome, but let's get it out of the way. There is an International Men's Day, which falls on November 19. Last year, its theme was "Working Together for Men and Boys".
International Women's Day: Keri's story highlights the fight for Sturgeon to 'Make it happen' for working class women
As part of our International Women's Day coverage, Ben Wray looks at the story of Keri McGachy and asks whether Nicola Sturgeon can rise to the challenge of addressing the problems facing young working class women in austerity Britain