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.

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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The Art of Women’s Aid

In today’s post we take a look at some of the fantastic artwork featured in Scottish Women’s Aid newsletters and publications over the years along with showcasing some Edinburgh Women’s Liberation group newsletter covers. A celebration of the creative talent in the Women’s Aid and Women’s Liberation movements over the years!

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How to Keep Speaking Out

In today’s post we outline different ways for project volunteers and others to continue or get involved with raising awareness of issues affecting women, protecting women’s rights and highlighting the importance of women’s history.

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Speaking Out in Inverness

Project volunteer Margaret Moore takes us on a tour of the Speaking Out exhibition which was on display in Inverness during March. The exhibition is currently on show in the Pathfoot Building at the University of Stirling until 16 June.

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