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  • Complaint under Ministerial Code re Lorna Slater

    We sent the following email to the First Minister and the Presiding Officer on 11 April 2022: Dear Ms Johnstone, Following comments made in the press by Lorna Slater,...

  • Meetings between women’s groups and the Scottish Government

    In their manifesto from last May the SNP promised to consult with a wide range of groups, including women’s groups, to identify the best way to reform the Gender...

  • Justice Through the Looking Glass

    Written by Susan Smith. A shorter version was published in The Critic. Which, or who, is to be master and whether you can make words mean different things, has...

  • Letter to Presiding Officer

    We sent the following email to Alison Johnstone, Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament on 21 March 2022 regarding the use of “cis” by MSPs in the chamber. Dear...

  • Census Protest at National Records Scotland

    Women gathered to protest Census Day 2022 by tying Suffragette coloured ribbons and messages to the railings outside the National Records of Scotland building in Edinburgh. This year’s census...

  • Census Day

    Thank you to everyone who has already taken part in our census action to write “Believer in Biology” on the Scottish Census. Today is census day and it is not too...

  • Maggie Chapman Interview

    Maggie Chapman was interviewed on the podcast Ungagged! Talking Sense: with Maggie Chapman. An audio excerpt of the discussion about reform of the Gender Recognition Act (from 41:35 mins)...

  • Nicola Sturgeon Interview

    The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon seemed surprisingly ill-informed and bad-temped when interviewed yesterday on World at One, Radio 4. The audio of the interview is below, and a transcript...

  • International Women’s Day Gathering

    Tuesday 8th March 2022 As darkness falls on women’s rights in Scotland, we think it appropriate to meet at 7pm at the Witches’ Well on the Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh, to...

  • Witches’ Memorials in Scotland

    The Witchcraft Act 1563 resulted in approximately 4,000 innocent people being accused of witchcraft. Confessions were routinely obtained by torture and around 2,500 of those accused were convicted and...