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.
'Women Life Freedom!': What I found on my visit to the Women's revolution in Northern Syria
Dundee-based campaigner and academic Sarah Glynn shares her thoughts on the women’s revolution in northern Syria after visiting in May, exploring the huge successes and big challenges facing a historic movement seeking to transform a traditional middle-eastern tribal society through anti-capitalism with women at the vanguard
Editorial: Why CommonSpace is backing these 5 reforms to how the courts handle domestic abuse
Editor Ben Wray analyses CommonSpace’s special investigation into women’s experience of the domestic abuse court process and explains why we are backing the five reforms women’s organisations have proposed
AN INCREASING number of women every year are taking the extraordinarily brave decision to take action to get justice for the abuse they have suffered at the hands of a partner by reporting the crime to the authorities.
Colette Walker: What has to change to get more women into politics
Colette Walker, women for Indy national committee member and disabled carer, says that there is still huge barriers for women to get into politics which must be overcome – doubly so for disabled women and carers
IN 2018 women all over the UK have been celebrating 100 years since some women were given Suffrage; the right to vote.
There were conditions to this; you had to be at least thirty and own property. Not exactly what I am sure members of the Women's Social and Political Union were entirely happy with but it was a step in the right direction.