Speaking Out

Scottish Women’s Aid in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library, Women’s History Scotland and the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Gender History was awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting new 2 year project looking at the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland.

Art workshops at Glasgow East Women’s Aid

The Speaking Out Project hosted three art workshops with Glasgow East Women’s Aid in August and September 2017 in partnership with Frances Corr, an artist and former GEWA volunteer. Some of the artwork created by the women in the workshops is now on display as part of the Speaking Out exhibition, showing at Glasgow Women’s […]

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The Speaking Out Celebration Conference

Our Celebration Conference took place on Saturday 2nd September. We were joined by dozens of inspiring women (and an inspiring man) for a wonderful day of exploring and celebrating the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland. Even the sun came out! (But then again, we heard it’s always sunny in Dundee). If you didn’t manage to join […]

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Events round-up for the remainder of 2017

We’re so chuffed with the tremendous amount that the team and our project volunteers have achieved in the last 18 months, and to be honest, we’d love the Speaking Out Project to go on forever and ever. However, the time has flown by, and our project will be wrapping up at the end of this […]

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What are oral histories and why are they important?

As our oral history collection draws to a close, today’s blog explores why oral histories are so important, and how you can continue recording them after the Speaking Out Project. Our wonderful volunteers are currently completing the final transcriptions of the oral history interviews conducted last year with women who have been involved in Women’s […]

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Introducing our new Heritage Engagement Officer!

In this post, our new Heritage Engagement Officer, Susie Dalton, introduces herself and talks about what she’ll be working on in the project.

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Speaking Out Celebration Conference

Registration is now open for the Speaking Out Celebration Conference in September! Find out more about the programme for the day and where to book your ticket.

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Tales from the Scottish Women’s Aid Archive

In today’s post we hear from project volunteer Caroline Darke, who shares some of the shocking and somewhat strange stories she’s come across while working with the Scottish Women’s Aid archive held at Glasgow Women’s Library.

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Update on the Speaking Out Young People’s Learning Resource

In today’s post, engagement officer Emma updates us on the project learning resource for young people. What it’s about, what we hope it will achieve, what we’ve discovered through piloting and, most importantly, when it will be launched!

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Volunteers, We ♥ You!

In celebration of volunteers week, 1-7 June, project co-ordinator Sarah Browne reflects on how vital volunteers have been to the Speaking Out project and updates us on what took place at our recent volunteer catch-up events (besides eating lots of amazing cake that is!).

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Working Against the Grain: stories from the Scottish Women’s Aid newspaper collection

In today’s post, project volunteer Yvonne McFadden, who has conducted oral history interviews and been assisting in cataloguing the Scottish Women’s Aid archive, tells us about the large collection of newspaper stories clipped by Women’s Aid workers throughout the years and what they can tell us about attitudes of the time and the adversity faced by the Women’s Aid movement.

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