Interview with women of the Glasgow Equal Pay Strike - 8 months on
What did the Glasgow Women’s Strike mean to those involved, and what is it’s legacy?
IN OCTOBER of 2018, historic equal pay strikes rocked the city of Glasgow. Eight months later and payouts are starting to be made.
CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson met with some of the women involved with the strike to find out what it meant to them.
Moments of Freedom: New Scots women in Clydebank on their Refugee Festival event
The Moments of Freedom group is made of up New Scots women who arrived into Clydebank through the Syrian Resettlement Programme. Several of them arrived on the same day – 24 November, 2015. On Wednesday 26 June, they are holding a free Women’s Wellbeing Event as part of Refugee Festival Scotland, at the Clydebank Town Hall. In this article, they explain the reasons for holding it.
Campaign to remember 'Glasgow's dirty secret'
The Glasgow Magdalene Institute was home to thousands of young girls, held there between 1812 and 1958, forced to work in the laundry as penance for their sexuality. Now a campaign by the Women’s Support Project is calling for a memorial to Glasgow’s ‘forgotten women’.
Locally it was just known as ‘The Laundry’. Before washing machines became commonplace in homes, clothes were sent there to be cleaned, but no one spoke of the women that worked there, locked up behind the buildings forbidding walls.
4 CommonSpace articles shortlisted for Write to End Violence Against Women awards
Two articles from Caitlin Logan’s special investigation into women’s experience of domestic abuse courts in August have been shortlisted.
FOUR CommonSpace articles have been shortlisted for the annual Write to End Violence Against Women Awards.
Julia Swann: Why students' unions should resist threats and not provide funding to 'pro-life' groups
Julia Swann, writing on behalf of a group of pro-choice students at the University of Strathclyde, argues that attempts by a ‘pro-life’ group on campus to secure students’ union funding through threatening legal action must be resisted.
FOR MANY, students’ unions are a place of safety and sanctuary. Much of my experience as a student at University of Strathclyde has been shaped by my involvement in the students’ union. As a woman, I have always valued the pro-choice stance of the students’ union which, thankfully, still stands today.