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Activists Make Archives Workshop – Join the Discussion

Go down in history with this free workshop which looks into the GWL’s archiving work, the importance of preserving LGBTQ history and how you would like your own history to be treated.

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Welcome Home: Reading, Writing and Rebellious Women

GWL’s Adult Literacy and Numeracy Development Worker, Donna Moore, shares her memories of GWL and one of her favourite items from the GWL collections for our GWL 25 blog series.

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Harpies & Quines: 25 years on and relevant as ever

Hi! I’m Charlotte, 25, currently doing an MLitt in Gender Studies at the University of Stirling. For my research placement, I am delving into the world of the 1990’s Scottish feminism (which is a bit daunting, as I’m Norwegian). This is 1 of 4 posts for my blog-series revolving around the magazine I’m focusing on in […]

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Helen Oyeyemi and Boy, Snow, Bird: a Review

Some of my very favourite reads are ones that intricately incorporate rich myth, folklore and fairytale, and Helen Oyeyemi’s novels are nothing if not characterised by her abundant use of all of the above, exploring territories and cultures that such historically mythical possibilities for narratives have become deeply embedded. From the central ghost story of […]

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Come Together

I’m Alice, and I currently work at GWL as a sessional worker, working specifically on the collection which is popularly known as the Lesbian Archive. My job is to work with volunteers to list and research the collections, as well as to create new online and offline resources which highlight the collections and make them […]

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Inside Line magazine, Issue 1, September 2011 (cover)

A Revolution – On Roller Skates! Celebrating the Audacious Women of Roller Derby

Women are often told not to take up space. Sugar, spice, all things nice, we’re told we can’t (or shouldn’t) throw, or run fast, or get sweaty or dirty when we exercise. In 2017, we’re still told that there are some sports that women just can’t (or shouldn’t!) compete in. But we want to tell […]

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Speaking Out Goes to Parliament

The Speaking Out project visited the Scottish Parliament this week to officially launch our project film, which is now available to view on the website, and engage those in government with the history of the Women’s Aid movement in Scotland. It was an evening of sisterhood, solidarity and singing. Here, Emma recaps the evening’s highlights.

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Hitting the Charter Mark

After scooping so many awards in 2016 for our beautiful building and innovative projects, we’re really thrilled to announce the first accolade of 2017 as we become one of only 5 Glasgow-based charities to have been awarded the Glasgow Volunteering Charter Mark.

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Outstanding Women of Scotland

Nominations open for ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ 2017

Nominations are now open for the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ awards.

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Play Amnesty

Support our Play Amnesty to showcase female playwriting talent

Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines have launched a Play Amnesty to showcase female playwriting talent.

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