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WFI Arran +WFIArran
An open and diverse network of women on Arran who support independence for Scotland and aim to ensure the involvement of women in the democratic process.
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Join us on 2nd October, to critique the Scottish Government's consultation on the delivery of a National Care Service. This is your opportunity to affect policy. Your views are crucial in shaping a service that works for women. % %

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One of the leading lights in Women for Indy, who made a huge contribution to the independence campaign - such sad news.

FORMER National columnist Michelle Rodger tragically passed away this week after a battle with breast cancer but she has been remembered by those…

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For the first time MARCH (36mins) is free to view online from 23rd August to 6th September, as a companion to the virtual event Performing the Past.

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UK GOVERNMENT MUST ACT AFTER LANDMARK RULING FOR WASPI WOMEN

Last week the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman concluded, after a detailed investigation "that the Department for Work and Pensions - DWP had failed to act quickly enough once it knew a significant proportion of women were not aware of changes to their State Pension age."

In view of this ruling, which completely...

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Good news at last!

WASPI WOMEN WIN LANDMARK RULING

Today, following the findings of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman which has concluded that the Government was too slow to inform women about the rise in state pension age, every single WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign should feel vindicated.

This finding is hugely significant for the women affected after...

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Wise words from Kathleen Caskie -

Women for Independence

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky is out now!

The first woman to be elected First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s impact on the future of Scotland and the United Kingdom makes this collection of her speeches essential reading.

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Pure dead brilliant!

JUST when you thought the London media’s coverage of the Scottish election couldn’t get any worse, Sky’s Adam Boulton comes along.

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Congratulations to Michelle Thomson - she made a big impression when she spoke to us here on Arran and will certainly make a big impact in the Scottish Parliament!

Thank you. It is an honour to be elected to Parliament on behalf of the people of Falkirk East. I am grateful to everyone who has sent messages of goodwill, supported my campaign or took part in the election by voting on Thursday.
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GENDER PENSION GAP

I am preparing for my Adjournment Debate tomorrow on the Gender Pension Gap stands at 40.3% - more than twice the Gender Pay Gap which is 17.3%.

This debate will explore how this must be tackled to ensure fairer pensions for all.

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On this day: 1967 🌐 Scottish virologist June Almeida published her discovery of a new virus type: #coronaviruses. In fact, the very name of the viruses we now know all too well was her choice: studying its halo, reminiscent of the sun's outer ring of plasma, the Latin 'corona' - meaning crown - was decided upon.

Born June Dalziel Hart, in #Glasgow, where her dad was a bus driver, she went...

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Good news - Philippa now at the helm!

WASPI is delighted to share the news that the new Vice Chair for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on State Pension Inequality for Women is Dr Philippa Whitford MP (SNP). A WASPI woman herself, she is very supportive of the WASPI Campaign, and the Cunninghame WASPI Group - seen photographed with them here. We look forward to working with her in the...

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Great idea!

Happy International Women’s Day!We’re really feeling the #IWD2021 💜💚 today, & wanted to share something amazing that 💥just happened💥 in the world of #Wik...

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Happy International Women's Day to all wifies near and far!


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Scotland flag - the saltire Made In Scotland. For Scotland.
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