Women’s History Scotland exists to promote study and research in women’s and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes. It has a commitment to history at all levels and aims to provide a network of information and support to all. Browse our website for news of activities and projects concerning women’s and gender history in Scotland.
In 1886 a ‘Hall of Heroes’ was added to the Wallace Monument to acknowledge the achievement of famous Scotsmen who had secured their place in Scottish History. The first two busts to be added were Robert Burns and Robert the … Continue reading
This week the Scottish government announced that from July 2017, funding from the devolved administration will be handed to charities on a three-year basis instead of every 12 months.
Equalities secretary Angela Constance suggested that the change will “provide greater clarity and reassurance” to charities .
Great news: 3 year funding announced for equalities & violence against women orgs! A long term call from us & others https://t.co/2celVTmEpy
— Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot) February 16, 2017
2016 marks 40 years since Scottish Women’s Aid was founded, bringing together a network of local Women’s Aid groups across Scotland. This ground-breaking movement brought about a big change in Scottish society by working to challenge and prevent domestic abuse.
To celebrate and mark this important anniversary, Scottish Women’s Aid, in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow University Centre for Gender History and Women’s History Scotland, was awarded money by the Heritage Lottery Fund to record and share the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland.
To find out more about the project follow this link to the Speaking Out website.
You can also follow Speaking Out on twitter (see below) and facebook
A film capturing the stories and memories of eight women who have been involved in Women’s Aid at different points in its history, as well as with a range of Women’s Aid groups in Scotland has also been produced in cooperation with filmaker Helena Ohman:
The stories of volunteers help to capture how Women’s Aid has changed during its 40+ year history in Scotland, but also demonstrate that many aspects of Women’s Aid’s work have remained the same: supporting women, children and young people, challenging attitudes around domestic abuse, and campaigning for an end to violence against women.
Our project film is now on the website. Grab a cuppa and have a watch over your lunch hour https://t.co/io9MPCnRJf
— Speaking Out (@SpeakingOut_SWA) February 3, 2017
If you would like more information and/or are interested in getting involved in the Speaking Out project please contact Sarah Browne, project coordinator by email at email@example.com
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- WHS Essay Prize 2016 – *Winner Announcement*
- Out gallivanting – Larry Herman, Street Level Photoworks
- Out Gallivanting – Eilidh Macrae at the Netball Scotland Annual Conference
- WHS Annual Conference 2016- ‘Feminisms: Histories, Ideas & Practice’ – Report and Resources
- Less than two days to go – WHS Annual Conference – ‘Feminisms: Histories, Ideas and Practice’, Glasgow Women’s Library, Friday 9 September
- ***REGISTRATION OPEN*** WHS Annual Conference – ‘Feminisms: Histories, Ideas and Practice’, Glasgow Women’s Library, Friday 9 September
- A day of culture – Raymond Depardon and Women’s Peace Banners at GWL (18 June 2016)