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This is what a feminist foreign policy looks like (Open Democracy 50.50, 23/03/15)

April 7, 2015

Margot Wallström’s decision not to sell arms to Saudi Arabia demonstrates the fundamental rethink needed to achieve a feminist foreign policy. Herein lies women’s power to stop war.” : http://digbig.com/5bkwyg

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Scottish Government Consultation: Equally Safe – Reforming the criminal law to address domestic abuse and sexual offences

April 7, 2015

Equally Safe – Reforming the criminal law to address domestic abuse and sexual offences
Consultation on proposals to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the non-consensual sharing of private, intimate images, the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases, the extra-territorial effect of the law concerning sexual offences committed against children and the circumstances in which a court can grant a non-harassment order.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2015/03/4845

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Scottish Women’s Aid Anniversary Heritage Project – Information Survey

April 7, 2015

Scottish Women's Aid logo2016 marks the 40th anniversary of SWA.  SWA is the umbrella body for a network of Women’s Aid groups throughout Scotland.   This network has a proud record of support and accommodation services, campaigning for legal change and shaping innovative social policy to address domestic abuse and violence against women.

A grant has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a project to commemorate the anniversary and the achievements of Women’s Aid in Scotland over the past forty years.

SWA, along with its project partners, Glasgow Women’s Library, Women’s History Scotland, and Glasgow University Centre for Gender History is seeking information to help develop the project further. We would be really grateful if you would take five minutes to fill in a quick, anonymous on-line survey: https://hps.typeform.com/to/fQkKnZ

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Encompass Network Briefing

April 7, 2015

Women’s Support Project: Encompass Network Briefing
Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Scotland’s Equally Safe Strategy

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24th March: Information Session on Childhood Sexual Abuse

March 16, 2015

Glasgow Women’s Voluntary Sector Network Information Session on Childhood Sexual Abuse
An opportunity to explore the impact of childhood sexual abuse. We will be identifying the various forms of sexual violence and recognising the needs of adult survivors engaging with our services. There will also be an opportunity to examine our own values and attitudes whilst considering the role of power relations between us and the people who access our services. We will conclude by reflecting on our own practice and considering our own needs as workers and how the organisations we work for should be supporting us. Facilitated by Jackie Smith from SAY Women
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24th March, GLASGOW, 10am – 1pm
http://www.wisewomen.org.uk/gwvsn.html

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International Women’s Day 8th March 2015

March 3, 2015

International Women's Day banner logo
Glasgow events this week – in the run up to and on the 8th March this year….

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Open Space Event: Women and Age

February 12, 2015

gwvsn logoAll women from 16 years upwards are invited to come along to discuss the issue of Age:
– What do women of different ages have to offer?
– What can we learn from each other?
– What issues are we dealing with?
– How can we work together to make positive changes?

Date: Thursday, 19th February 2015
Venue: The Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow
Time: 10am to 4pm

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