Speaking Out: The Film

‘Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland’ from Glasgow Women’s Library on Vimeo.

This film captures the stories and memories of eight women who have been involved in Women’s Aid at different points in its history, as well as with a range of Women’s Aid groups in Scotland. Their stories help to capture how Women’s Aid has changed during its 40+ year history in Scotland, but also demonstrate that many aspects of Women’s Aid’s work have remained the same: supporting women, children and young people, challenging attitudes around domestic abuse, and campaigning for an end to violence against women.

The Speaking Out film was filmed by a group of fantastic project volunteers, and edited and produced by Helena Ohman, the filmmaker who was working with us on the project. Filming took place between the summer and autumn of 2016, and the full-length interviews which this film draws upon will be available through Glasgow Women’s Library’s archive once the collection is open to the public.

If you would like more information and/or are interested in getting involved in the Speaking Out project please contact Emma Gascoigne, project coordinator by email at emma.gascoigne@scottishwomensaid.org.uk

This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is a partnership between Scottish Women’s Aid, Glasgow Women’s Library, the Glasgow University Centre for Gender History and Women’s History Scotland.

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