Archive for June, 2007

Fundraising event!

On the 21st of July we will be hosting a ceilidh in Edinburgh to raise funds for the march, and hopefully to continue working on campaigns.

The ceilidh is £15 a ticket which includes an informal dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties and we will be stocking up our cheap bar for the night. For more info or to buy a ticket email


June 30, 2007 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Rape prosecution rates at all time low

In some areas of Scotland, the rape prosecution rate is LESS THAN 1%.

This is why we need this march

June 18, 2007 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Calling all Scottish activists!

If you’re an individual, or part of a group, who is interested in feminism, women’s choices and gender based violence and how to stop it we would love to hear from you.

We feel that much discussion within the UK is London based, and it would be great to find out who else is in Scotland and how we can work together.

We would like to start mapping all the feminist activism that is going on here,beyond the organisations who have been pioneers in this field, and beyond the central belt! so get in touch, leave a comment and we can start to build on what we’re all doing separately!

June 1, 2007 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Take Action!

The Fawcett society are asking that people take action to ensure that black and minority ethnic women are more fairly represented in formal politics. They say

“At the current pace of change, it will be more than three centuries before the seats of Parliament reflect Britain’s population of ethnic minority women”


“On 11 June 1987 Diane Abbott became the first Black woman MP to be elected to Parliament. Twenty years later, there are now two Black women MPs out of a possible 646 – just 0.3%. Only three in total have ever been elected, and there has never been an Asian woman MP…”

Take action by asking your MP to support the Early Day Motion 1555 which will ask the government to look again at access to and participation in politics.

To find out more go to The Fawcett Society.

June 1, 2007 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Take Action!

40 years after the Abortion Act came into being, prominent religious leaders and members of the British parliament are threatening to undermine these rights. Take action by going to abortion rights and writing to your MP.

June 1, 2007 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment


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