Women For Independence
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.
Colette Walker: A new approach to public infrastructure? Start by making buildings accessible
Colette Walker, Women for Indy national committee member and a disabled woman and carer to disabled young adult, explains the broad scope of things that make up accessible buildings, and how the proposal for a new approach to building schools and hospitals through a Scottish National Infrastructure Company should have accessibility at the top of its priorities
WHEN we hear the word ‘accessibility’ I would guess that the majority of people would think about wheelchair users.
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.
Reasons to be cheerful: Why we should be more positive about the successes of grassroots Yes
Campaign Officer for Common Weal Max Wiszniewski marks out why the indy movement can be proud of its achievements and how we can “build an independent Scotland from the bottom up”.
IT MIGHT seem to some that the Yes movement is dormant, retreating into itself since the 2014 vote. There might be no overt independence campaign for Yes at the moment but that hasn’t stopped a drastic expansion of grassroots groups forming, re-forming and re-uniting with other Yes groups around Scotland.
Local group to host Women for Independence event
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh speaks to CommonSpace ahead of the event
YES EAST KILBRIDE will host an evening with Women for Independence (WFI) on Thursday 28 September, featuring a panel of three pro-independence women.
Speaking at the event at the Murray Owen Centre in East Kilbride will be former SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and WFI national committee members Rosemary Hunter and Mairi Tulbure.
Women for Independence launches national survey on women's access to sanitary products
Women for Independence survey will gather women's views on accessing sanitary products
A PRO-INDEPENDENCE women’s group has launched a national campaign that is aimed at getting women’s views on accessing period products.
Women for Independence (WFI) is conducting a national survey in which it seeks to understand the different experiences that women face in order to gather an evidence-based picture of access to period products.
Lesley Orr: The independence movement needs strong women to build it
Dr Lesley Orr gives a perspective on women and the coming Scottish Independence Convention conference in January
WHAT does it take to build a transformative independence movement? Next month, hundreds of people will gather in Glasgow with a common purpose - to begin the new year with energy and imagination, strategic focus and determination.
Let the grassroots lead SNP's summer indy campaign, says deputy leader hopeful
Inverclyde SNP councillor Chris McEleny speaks exclusively to CommonSpace about his bid to become deputy leader of the SNP
GRASSROOTS Yes campaigners should be be at the forefront of the SNP's summer campaign aimed at convincing No voters to back Scottish independence, according to Councillor Chris McEleny, a hopeful to replace Stewart Hosie as the SNP's deputy leader.