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.
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.
‘This is not a fight about party politics’: Women’s equal pay strike rocks Glasgow
Nicola Sturgeon said she had “nothing but admiration for the women involved”, and placed the blame for the strike at the door of previous Labour Council administrations
WOMEN council workers across Glasgow today began a two-day strike over a pay dispute with Glasgow City Council stretching back 12 years.
Exclusive: ‘No reason’ Alex Rowley shouldn’t be in Shadow Cabinet, Labour women’s group say
Shadow Cabinet reshuffle saw high profile centrist MSPs Anas Sarwar and Jackie Baillie removed
SCOTTISH LABOUR WOMEN’S MOVEMENT have defended the decision of party leader Richard Leonard to bring Alex Rowley MSP, who quit as deputy leader last December after allegations of harassment, back onto the Cabinet.