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Women For Independence +WomenForIndependence
Independent group making space for women's voices to ensure their concerns, hopes & aspirations for an independent Scotland are considered & promoted.
 Joined September 2015    wfi.scot
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A statement from Women for Independence
Women for Independence stand in solidarity with women and human rights campaigners in the US and across the world, on this day and in the…
For Immediate Release WfI Statement on Natalie McGarry Trial Women for Independence were always clear when we reported the discrepancies in our funds to the…
Sue gave us this powerful and moving speech at our AGM on Saturday 20th November 2021. In Scotland in 2021, we should expect that everyone…
This event is for women who are candidates for election in May 2022, or those who would like to support women candidates. Come along to share, learn and network with others.

Whatever party you are a member of, you’re welcome here: we want to see more women in every area of the political arena. And cross-party support between women is a vital component in redressing the gender imbalance.

In this online event, we will discuss:
The political landscape today and how it affects women

Why we need more women in office
Using your support network to survive in politics

There will be two breakout sessions where you will have the opportunity to work through some key topics and network with other candidates.
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A chance for independent-thinking women to amplify our voices to celebrate women and the women in the life and works o' Rabbie Burns.
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Our National Council on 2nd October will examine the Scottish Government’s consultation on the delivery of a National Care Service. Women for Independence will be submitting a response to the consultation, based on the thoughts and opinions given at the event.
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Free to £15
Claim the space!
We need more women in public life.
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Talat Yaqoob, founder of Pass the Mic; Lorna Slater MSP, Green Party and WFI member; Emma Walker, CEO of Change the Chat; Kat Cary of Reclaim the Streets, Edinburgh
Women for Indy was more than delighted to see the recent election of a new Parliament with a record 45% women, including two women of colour - Kaukab Stewart (SNP) and Pam Gosal (Con) - and Pam Duncan-Glancy (Lab), the first permanent wheelchair user elected to the Scottish Parliament. These milestones never happen by accident and it’s worth recalling Margaret Mead’s famous quote: “Never...
After a campaign flattened by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Parliament elections served up a Holyrood that feels refreshed if not radically changed. With 45% women, the first permanent wheelchair-using MSP, the first two female MSPs of colour, and 19 newbies, the swearing-in ceremony featured a breadth of languages that promised a tilt towards a legislative body more representative...
After a campaign flattened by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Parliament elections served up a Holyrood that feels refreshed if not radically changed. With 45% women, the first permanent wheelchair-using MSP, the first two female MSPs of colour, and 19 newbies, the swearing-in ceremony featured a breadth of languages that promised a tilt towards a legislative body more representative...
From long-time WfI member Kathleen Caskie. We asked her to write a piece that looked back to look forward—Enjoy!
TW: Violence and domestic violence. My check of the news this morning brought further details in the shocking case of Sarah Everard which shows us all that women are not safe from male violence and deserve better. The fact that a “serving police office” is being questioned in relation to her murder shows us that women are threatened and attacked by men from all walks of life. A female Met...
This International Women's Day, we continue to live in unprecedented and challenging times. Scotland and the whole world attempts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown and physical distancing separates us from the routines, cares and pleasures of ‘normal’ life. We are concerned for our loved ones, anxious about the dangers for vulnerable groups, and contending with an underlying...
Women for Independence Statement for International Women’s Day 2021 This International Women’s Day, we continue to live in unprecedented and challenging times. Scotland and the whole world attempts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown and physical distancing separates us from the routines, cares and pleasures of ‘normal’ life. We are concerned for our loved ones, anxious about...
Food is at the heart of so many issues for women in Scotland.  For this reason, and in response to input from women all over Scotland, Women for Independence has identified food and food policy as one of the 4 pillars of our developing womanifesto.  Our focus on food emerged from National Council meetings held all over Scotland.  We invited women—members and non-members—to tell us about...
 Women for Independence National Committee Member Victoria Heaney is leading WFI's campaign for free sanitary protection. Read all about it here.[This is an archived article from 2017]
We are living in unprecedented and challenging times, as Scotland and the whole world attempts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown and physical distancing separates us from the routines, cares and pleasures of ‘normal’ life. We are concerned for our loved ones, anxious about the dangers for vulnerable groups, and contending with an underlying existential dread about what this means...
We are living in unprecedented and challenging times, as Scotland and the whole world attempts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown and physical distancing separates us from the routines, cares and pleasures of ‘normal’ life. We are concerned for our loved ones, anxious about the dangers for vulnerable groups, and contending with an underlying existential dread about what this means...
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